Matthew Marcum © 2013
Aside from performance Marcum has also been recognized for his work in writing, directing, and production. Marcum was on the board of directors for the Tonkawa Theatre Tribe staging performances in venues such as Strawdog Theatre, Live Bait Theatre, and Lakeshore Theatre (Chicago). He made his directorial debut with the original piece He Pulls My Strings at Excetera VI Experimental Theatre Festival, wrote and directed The Preoccupation of Danny Glitter for the Eastern Pennsylvania Theatre Festival, directed and produced The Sanity of Byron Constantin at Gorilla Tango Theatre (Chicago) and group showcases such as: The Fresh Ink Showcase Series, Strings and Threads, and Style Out Loud. After moving to Nashville Marcum created his own production company and record label The Unconventional Empire, became a member of Actor's Bridge Side Show Ensemble, and a producing artist for The Side Show Fringe Festival. Most recently Marcum became an artist in residence with Boheme Collectif where he creates experimental performance pieces, teaches performance classes, and hosts Nashville's hippest underground art party It's A Happening.
Marcum holds a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago.