DREAMers. Lovers. Life-long friends. Negotiating the promise of safety and the weight of responsibility, they’ll fight like hell to establish a place for themselves and each other in America. NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok brings us an unforgettable story that asks what we’re willing to sacrifice for someone we love.
MARTYNA MAJOK was born in Bytom, Poland. Her plays have been performed at theaters including LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rattlestick, WP Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Awards include The Greenfield Prize, The Lanford Wilson Prize, Lilly Award, Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Helen Hayes Award, ANPF Women’s Invitational Prize, The Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Award, David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship, Global Age Project Prize, NNPN Smith Prize for Political Playwriting, Jane Chambers Feminist Playwriting Prize and The Merage Foundation Fellowship for the American Dream. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama; Juilliard; BA, University of Chicago. Commissions from The Public, Lincoln Center, The Bush Theatre in London, The Geffen, La Jolla, South Coast Rep and Manhattan Theatre Club. Alumna of EST’s Youngblood and WP Lab. 2012-13 NNPN playwright-in-residence, 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. Martyna is currently a Core Writer at Playwrights’ Center and a 2018 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.