Markus Potter is currently the Interim Artistic Director of Theatre Aspen and the Producing Artistic Director of NewYorkRep. Markus directed the off-Broadway production of Church & State at New World Stages (off-Broadway Alliance award nomination for best new play, Stalking the Bogeyman (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, New York Times critics' pick), London’s Southwark Playhouse (Off West End Award nomination for best production and direction). As commercial producer: The Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble (Estelle Parsons, Tony Award nomination). Work at other theatre's as an actor and director include The Guthrie, Denver Center, Berkeley Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, The Portland Stage Company, Weston Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, and the Tour of Death of a Salesman with Christopher Lloyd.
Potter received his MFA from Columbia University and has taught and guest directed at many MFA/BFA programs around the county including the Guthrie, The Denver Center, AMDA, and Adelphi University, and mentor to the MFA playwrights at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
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. till thinking about it 24 hours later.”