Marcus Youssef is the Artistic DIrector of Neworld Theatre. The ethic and practice of collaboration are central to Marcus’ creative work. His plays include: Winners and Losers, Jabber, How Has My Love Affected You?, Ali and Ali and the aXes of Evil and Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings, Everyone, Adrift, 3299: Forms in Order, Peter Panties and A Line in the Sand.His fiction and journalism has been published widely, in Vancouver Magazine, Vancouver Sun, Grain, Ricepaper, This Magazine, CTR, the Georgia Straight, The Tyee, on numerous blogs and on CBC Radio. With three indie-theatre partners, Neworld co-founded Progress Lab 1422 in 2009. It’s a collaboratively managed 6,000 sq. foot rehearsal and production centre in East Vancouver that has become a hub for the independent Vancouver theatre scene.