Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman

Marcus is a Seattle-based writer and performer. His original plays include Deers, Natural, Peggy: The Plumber Who Saved the Galaxy (co-written with Jacob Farley), and Space Race 5000. He has worked on devised plays with interarts gang The Libertinis (Gone Wild!, Atomic Falls USA, The Fantastic Misadventures of Twisty Shakes) and physical theatre troupe DangerSwitch (Mad Scientist Cabaret, Big Bad). He is the...
Marcus is a Seattle-based writer and performer. His original plays include Deers, Natural, Peggy: The Plumber Who Saved the Galaxy (co-written with Jacob Farley), and Space Race 5000. He has worked on devised plays with interarts gang The Libertinis (Gone Wild!, Atomic Falls USA, The Fantastic Misadventures of Twisty Shakes) and physical theatre troupe DangerSwitch (Mad Scientist Cabaret, Big Bad). He is the author of the novels Triceratops and Sky Masterson: Private Detective and the editor of Ten Years Ago, a website where contributors review films on their tenth anniversary. He currently works at the Seattle International Film Festival as a film programmer and publications coordinator and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Plays

  • Gold
    When 19-year-old Frankie inherits her late grandfather's little black book, she goes on a cross-country trip to meet his mistresses.
  • Deers
    Antic animals drink away their troubles with friends and foes at a mountain tavern in the Cascades, where every bunny knows your name. Share a pint as these creatures encounter love, laughs, and their own primal natures. Beginning with the pilot and ending with a very special series finale, DEERS follows critters of all shapes and sizes over four episodes of this strange and unusual live sitcom.
  • Space Race 5000
    ​​It's the 50th Annual Space Race 5000 and the whole galaxy is tuned in to watch the most dangerous race in sports. Five teams, four legs, no rules. (Okay, there are a few rules.) The winner? Fame, fortune, and commercial sponsorship deals. The losers? Shame, relegation, and possible loss of life! It's Wacky Races meets The Cannonball Run meets It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World meets Star Wars pod...
    ​​It's the 50th Annual Space Race 5000 and the whole galaxy is tuned in to watch the most dangerous race in sports. Five teams, four legs, no rules. (Okay, there are a few rules.) The winner? Fame, fortune, and commercial sponsorship deals. The losers? Shame, relegation, and possible loss of life! It's Wacky Races meets The Cannonball Run meets It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World meets Star Wars pod racing, all in a wonderful SportsCenter-like presentation!
  • How to Leave (and Also Stay)
    “Do you want to move in with me?”
    “Will you marry me?”
    “Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?”
    “I want a divorce.”

    Four people, four moments in a romantic relationship, four tough decisions, four monologues. A young actor coming down from a breakup contemplates the cost of his career of moving in with his dashing director. A photographer stuck working at a...
    “Do you want to move in with me?”
    “Will you marry me?”
    “Do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife?”
    “I want a divorce.”

    Four people, four moments in a romantic relationship, four tough decisions, four monologues. A young actor coming down from a breakup contemplates the cost of his career of moving in with his dashing director. A photographer stuck working at a department store considers a marriage proposal from the high school sweetheart who may not be the right one for her. A washed-up singer reflects on the disaster of his first marriage just seconds away from his second. A failed writer’s struggle with depression threatens to ruin the one good thing in her life—her wife.
  • Natural
    When a gay man realizes he may be straighter than he thought, six urbanites -- bookstore clerks, bloggers, baristas, bartenders, and businessmen -- unravel messy lives of retail hell, online erotica, and crises of sexual identity.
  • Peggy: The Plumber Who Saved the Galaxy
    [Co-written by Jacob Boshart-Farley] The year is 3732. Peggy, Plumbing Specialist First Class at the prestigious Universe University, unexpectedly finds herself trapped in a galactic conflict between worlds. As she and a mysterious classmate named Rogen bounce across the far reaches and strange planets of the galaxy looking to stay alive, they become key in the means to achieve peace and save the day.
  • Wheels of a Dream
    A children's theatre troupe recounts the violent history of the American transcontinental railroad.
  • Saddle Up!
    A U.S. Cavalry horse becomes a conscientious objector to settler colonialism​
  • Laying Down Roots
    Searching for a cure for her wife's illness, a scientist accidentally turns her into a rhubarb
  • Lesbian, P.I.
    In this hard-boiled detective drama, our heroine is a no-nonsense private eye who always gets her woman. A mysterious and alluring dame sets her on the trail of a clever cat burglar, and our PI gets more than she bargained for as she finds herself drawn into the strip club underworld... and ever closer into the arms of the dame.
  • Because
    A teenage woman standing outside a Capitol Hill dive bar talks of music, her troubled past, and her uneasy family life.