Markus Potter a NYC based director, and the producing artistic director of NewYorkRep. Directing producing credits include Stalking the Bogeyman (New World Stages – Off Broadway), The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble (St James – Broadway), Black Wizard/Blue Wizard By Dave Malloy (Incubator Arts), Why You Beasting (Best of FringeNYC – transferred to the Players theatre off-Broadway), Stalking the Bogeyman (North Carolina Stage company). As an actor: The Guthrie Theatre, Long Wharf, Denver Center, ACT, Berkeley Rep, tour of Death of a Salesman with Christopher Lloyd, Cherry Lane, Cal Shakes, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Studio theatre DC, Great Lakes Theatre Festival and many more. Potter received an MFA from Columbia University under the leadership of Kristin Linklater, Anne Bogart, and Andre Serban. Potter has taught and directed at several of the MFA/BFA programs around the county including the Guthrie, The Denver Center, Adelphi University, and many more.
The New York Times called Potter’s work “Breathtaking chilling and dynamic”, giving Stalking the Bogeyman the heralded critic’s pick. Rex Reed of the New York Observer described Potter’s direction as “Potent stuff that never soft soaps the issues and leaves you stunned. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” New York Theatre described Potter’s direction as “Impeccable in it’s stage craft & elaborately detailed.” The Huffington Post declared it as “Careful and cogent direction.” The Bergen Record called a production “An intense drama presented with an unfussy simplicity and clarity”, naming it the “10 best plays of the year.” Neil Genzlinger, of The New York Times described Potter’s production as “Compelling. Still thinking about it 24 hours later.”