Primarily an actor, Marcia (pronounced Mar´·see·ah) began writing and doing stand-up comedy to provide herself with more opportunities to perform. Her short play, You Look Great Too, (in which she also acted) was a hit at the 1995 Rhubarb! Festival at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre.
Other theatre credits include a staged concert reading of Andrew Moodie’s Language of the Heart (AfriCanadian Playwrights Festival/CanStage), The Miracle Worker (Grand Theatre, London) Love and Anger (Magnus Theatre, Thunder Bay), Scopophilia (Toronto Fringe), Urban Tales (also co-writer Toronto Fringe), Serafina and the Big Cat (Manitoba Theatre for Young People).
TV and Film credits include brief appearances in American productions such as Wonderfalls, Leap Years, John Q, The War Next Door and Lies He Told. Larger roles in Canadian productions include Exhibit A, Go Girl, This Ain’t Goin’ Away and Roses are Blue.
In the summer of 1996, Marcia was crowned Poet Inebriate with her entry, I Want To Take A Guy from Stomp Home With Me. A version of it (Love Stomp) has since been featured in Tellin’ It Like It Is: A Compendium of African Canadian Monologues for Actors edited by Djanet Sears; published by Playwrights Union of Canada.
Marcia is also the voice of the average Canadian woman in radio and television commercials.
Her first full-length play, Perfect on Paper, was produced at the 2001 Toronto Fringe Festival in which she starred along with Jason Charters, Lili Francks, Andrew Moodie and Isolde O Neill. Mimi Mekler directed. A radio version of Perfect on Paper will air on CBC Sunday Showcase in December 2003.
Marcia was the co-editor of the 2003 Toronto Fringe Festival’s daily newsletter, The Harold. Her guest column the year before, When Bad Reviews Happen to Good Shows, played a big part in being offered the contract.
For the rest of the summer, Marcia lead a workshop on radio drama writing for the Regent Park Focus Community Coalition.
In the Fall of 2003 she was a part of the Theatre Passe Muraille Playwrights Collective, led by Artistic Director, Layne Coleman.