Born in Fortaleza, Ceará (1977), Marcos Barbosa studied playwrighting at the Instituto Dragão do Mar de Arte e Indústria Audiovisual do Ceará. Plays written while attending courses at the Colégio de Dramaturgia include “The Bells” (Oficina do Autor Prize, 1997) and “Brazier” (Lourdes Ramalho Prize, 2000).

Now living in Salvador, Bahia, Marcos Barbosa is currently a professor in the fields of Drama and Theatre Theory at Universidade Federal da Bahia, institution where he obtained his Masters (2003) and Doctor (2008) degrees, developing applied studies on themes such as history play and translation of verse drama.

Marcos Barbosa was a resident in Royal Court Theatre’s International Residency Programme (2002) and had two of his plays (“Almost Nothing” and “At the Table”) produced by the RCT (London) in 2004, both directed by Roxana Silbert. Productions outside Brazil also include: “At The Table” by Lamicro Theatre (New York, 2006), “At Play in Harold Pinter’s Fields” by Artistas Unidos (Lisbon, 2005) and numerous stagings, readings and amateur productions in United States, England, France and Italy.

Awards won by Marcos Barbosa include: Schermo/Scena Prize (Italy, 2008), Carlos Carvalho Prize (Brazil, 2005), Braskem Prize (Brazil, 2004) and Paulo Pontes Prize (Brazil, 2001).