Marcus Oborn is an Australian actor, voice actor, and voice and acting coach. Oborn studied a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Theatre (Acting) at the University of Southern Queensland, graduating in 2013.
He is also an Australia Council for the Arts funding recipient, through the Career Development Grant, 2019. As an actor, Oborn has presented work for Opera Queensland, the Queensland Music Festival, Big Scary Animal, Room to Play Independent Theatre, Playlab, Empire Theatres Pty Ltd, Share House Theatre Company and Artsworx. In 2018, he made his directorial debut as director and producer for MOTH by Declan Greene as part of the Home Grown Independent Program. In addition to this all, Oborn is also a Lecturer in Voice/Acting at the University of Southern Queensland, in the undergraduate Bachelor of Creative Arts.
Mr Oborn was recently in the United States learning directly from leading voice coach Patsy Rodenburg, who has worked with the likes of Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Hugh Jackman, and acting coach Larry Moss in the Rodenburg Master Teacher Certification Program. Upon completion, Mr Oborn will be the only master teacher in Australia, and one of the few in the world.
His current creative adventure is directing USQ’s production of Buckets, a play about the universal dilemma: how to deal with the fact that time always runs out? Running from October 10 to 12, Buckets will feature first year theatre majors from the University’s Bachelor of Creative Arts program. It swings through a kaleidoscopic world of sadness and happiness, illness and health, youth and experience, kissing and crying, singing and dying.
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