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marcus harvey

Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance

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marcus d. harvey is an award-winning performer, writer, director, educator & cultural strategist. A proud First-Generation college and graduate school graduate, he holds his MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, MA in Dramatic Writing for Social Change from NYU and dual undergraduate degrees in Dramatic Arts and Performance Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill.

As an actor, he has performed for such companies as Lean Ensemble (Hilton Head, SC), National Black Theatre (Harlem, NY), Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC), The Old Vic (London), Playmaker's Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Normal, IL), WAM Theatre (Lenox, MA), and TADA! Theatre (New York). He has been on the small and big screen.

As a writer, he has written three solo shows, homegrown, Are We Not Men? and baba: a black boy’s cry. He is currently at work on a play, a bright light, centered around suicide/depression and mental health in Black & Latin communities in Trenton, NJ commissioned by Passage Theatre in Trenton, NJ due for a world premiere in 2025.

As a director, he has directed for Contemporary American Theatre Festival, The Working Theatre, Lean Ensemble, Bloomsburg University, Bernards High School, Passage Theatre Company, Marymount Manhattan College, LaGuardia Community College, Potomac Theatre Project, The National Black Theatre, Luna Stage and Harlem 9 working with Nikkole Salter.

As an educator, marcus has taught at NJCU, LaGuardia Community College, LaGuardia High School, Franklin & Marshall College, Marymount Manhattan College and Borough of Manhattan Community College. He’s the former Head of Acting for Waterwell’s Drama Program at The Professional Performing Arts School in New York City. An August Wilson specialist, marcus lead the NYC branch of Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre National August Wilson Monologue Competition.

marcus is an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging strategist, and consultant having worked with such organizations as Lean Ensemble and NY Classical Theatre to create spaces that have often excluded the marginalized.


Solo Performance
Black Theatre
August Wilson

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Research Projects

a bright light (a play)

a commission from Passage Theatre exploring mental health, depression and suicide amongst black and latin youth in Trenton, NJ.