Marcus Oborn is an Australian actor, voice actor, vocal coach, director and producer.
Marcus trained at the University of Southern Queensland in the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Theatre/Acting), graduating in 2013. Since then Marcus has trained under legendary Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss, British theatre stalwart Mike Alfreds, and world authority on actor's vocal practices, Professor Patsy Rodenburg OBE, all through 16th Street Actors Studio, Melbourne.
In 2019, Marcus successfully applied to enrol at the prestigious Patsy Rodenburg Academy, New York, where he is training under the direct tutelage of Prof. Rodenburg, to become a Patsy Rodenburg Associate (PRA). Marcus completed his training in 2022, and is one of fifty certified coaches globally, and the only certified coach on the east coast of Australia.
To support his training in New York with Prof. Rodenburg, Marcus received a grant from the highly competitive Australia Council for the Arts Individuals Fund, as the only
Queensland recipient in the funding round.
As an actor and voice actor, Marcus is represented by the team at Kubler Auckland Management.
As an actor, Marcus has worked across metropolitan and regional South East Queensland, performing with Opera Queensland, the Queensland Music Festival, MetroArts, The Hive Collective, Playlab, The Hive Collective, Room to Play Independent Theatre, Big Scary Animal, and Empire Theatres. He has acted in international television series Young Rock for NBC and Seven Bucks Productions, and completed filming on a new Disney series in 2022 which is set to be released in 2023.
Marcus has provided voice over services for clients across Australia, and is a member of Brisbane's elite voice over community, BrisVO. Marcus has voiced content for television, radio and cinema advertising, animations, e-learning materials and documentary narration. Recently, Marcus recorded campaigns for Dairy Farmers, Warner Bros. Movie World, PPQ, Master Builders Queensland, Thorn Money, Containers for Change, TMGM, and FijiCava.
Marcus has also directed a string of successful productions, including MOTH by Declan Greene (which received funding from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland), the Australian premiere of Buckets by Adam Barnard, The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Oedipus by Sophocles, translated by Kenneth McLeish, and The Mercy Seat by Neil Labute. In addition, Marcus has produced nine productions through the School of Creative Arts, and been vocal coach on more than a dozen productions ranging from contemporary Australian and international writers, to classical texts from Shakespeare and ancient Greece.
In 2021, Marcus began doctoral studies into the union between Shakespeare, rhetoric, and the voice, and is set to complete his studies in 2025.
Since 2017, Marcus has worked as tutor and lecturer in the School of Creative Arts, University of Southern Queensland, teaching into voice and acting courses. In 2022, he began teaching with the Australian Performing Arts Conservatory, Brisbane.
In addition to funding received through the Australia Council and Arts Queensland, Marcus is the winner of the Alan Edwards Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Alan Edwards, founding member of Queensland Theatre, which supported his final year of training at USQ.