Marcel Dorney is an artist.

Marcel Dorney (Performance Maker/Performer) is a playwright, director, and musician. He was an an associate writer of Griffin Theatre in 2005-6, during which time he wrote New Royal, which he directed at the Sue Benner Theatre in July 2006. This production won several 2007 Matilda awards, including the first such award for Best New Work to go to a non-subsidised company. Thieves Like Us, originally commissioned by La Boite Theatre, Brisbane, was produced by Merrigong Theatre Company at the Illawarra PAC in May of 2008 – his play The Sound will be produced by Merrigong in November 2009. His play Hypatia (re-titled Fractions) was selected for PlayWriting Australia’s National Script Workshop in July 2008, and for the National Play Showcase in March 2009. His plays Harriers and The Knowing of Mary Poppins (co-author) are published by Playlab Press as part of the Independent Brisbane volume. As a member of Melbourne-based ensemble Elbow Room, he directed the company-devised contemporary performance There – which received the Adelaide Fringe Touring Award at the 2008 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and was part of the the 2009 Brisbane Festival – and directed Elbow Room’s new work, a tiny chorus, which received the People’s Choice Award at the 2009 Melbourne Fringe Festival. Marcel is currently an associate writer of Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre in Melbourne, and is at work with the Restaged Histories Project on YOUTHvsPHYSICS, supported by the BCC Creative Sparks program and the Next Wave Festival, Melbourne. He is also undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Directing at the VCA, for which he has received a Merit Scholarship.