Marcus Lane currently teaches movement, stage combat, acting, and directing. He came to UM from New York City, where he served as Coordinator of Theatre for City University of New York, Kingsborough. He received his MFA in Acting Pedagogy from the University of Alabama and his BA in Theatre from Louisiana Tech University.
Over the years, Marcus has worked as an actor, fight choreographer, movement coach, and director. Recent directing credits include HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and SCAPIN, MACBETH and BABY for UM Theatre. Marcus also presented a shortened version of SCAPIN at the spring 2010 SETC Fringe Festival in Lexington, KY. Favorite acting credits include Riff Raff in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, Mad Hatter in ALICE IN WONDERLAND, and Daniel Boone in BLUE JACKET.
This past year Marcus was seen in City Equity’s production of SPRING AWAKENING as Professor Fitztongue/Reverand Bleekhead. He also served as Fight Director for Alabama Shakespeare Festival¹s 2010 Repertory season, staging the combat for JULIUS CAESAR, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS.
He is a member of Southeastern Theatre Conference, Association for Theatre Movement Educators, Society of American Fight Directors and Actors Equity Association. In his free time, Marcus enjoys fishing, playing cards, SEC football, cooking and spending as much time as possible with his lovely wife, Jen, and their finest collaboration yet, Dean.