Award-winning writer Marcás Pádraig O’Dea* writes novel-length fiction, short fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplays, and poetry. His work has appeared in The Bark, New York Magazine, Over the Edge, Babel, Straylight, Shock Totem, Harmony Magazine, in the fiction anthologies Pull the Trigger and Darker Times (UK), and in the essay anthology, Aging: An Apprenticeship, alongside authors Ursula Le Guin, Judy Blume, Kate Clinton, Gloria Steinem, David Bradley, Donald Hall, Hilary Mantel, Achy Obejas, Andew McCarthy, and others.
Marcus also writes material for several national comedians, writes and produces programming for public radio, television, and the stage.
His screenplays have been considered by some of the thoroughbreds in the industry (James Cameron, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Carrey, Ryan Reynolds, and James Franco).
He has adapted, produced, and written award-earning stage plays for both community theater and other public theater groups. He co-wrote an unaired pilot ensemble television show, drawing on his influences Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Saturday Night Live.
Marcus mentored under prolific screenwriter and novelist Clyde Phillips (Suddenly Susan, Dexter, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Midas Valley, Trapper John, MD).
He received the Excellence in Arts Education grant from the Boulder Arts Commission for his development and facilitation of The Writers Salon, an ongoing writing workshop that ran from 2000 until 2005.
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*In American English, it’s pronounced “MAR-cus PAT-rick oh-DAY”