Known for his award-winning Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of August Wilson’s work with whom he had a long friendship and professional relationship, Marion directed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Broadway revival), King Hedley II (Broadway premiere, regional theatres), Jitney (Off-Broadway, regional and international theatres), Gem of the Ocean (Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum), Seven Guitars and Two Trains Running (CenterStage), Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Missouri Repertory), Fences (Indiana Repertory Theatre, Paramount Pictures). Other directing credits include Breath Boom (Playwrights Horizons), Jar the Floor (Off-Broadway), Roar (New Group), Thunder Knocking on the Door (regional theatres), Drowning Crow (premiere, Broadway MTC), Elmina’s Kitchen (CenterStage, Yellowman (Mixed Blood/Guthrie Theatre), Bulrusher (Pillsbury House) and Pure Confidence (Mixed Blood).
Mr. McClinton is an Associate Artist of CenterStage. His plays include Police Boys, Stones and Bones (1994 Humana Festival). Awards include two Audelco Awards, OBIE, NEA/TCG Pew Charitable Trust Grant, Drama Desk and Evening Standard nominations.