Lecturer in Playwriting
Martina Majok’s plays include Mouse in a Jar, The Friendship of Her thighs, Petty Harbour, Rewilding, Women at the Well, and Ironbound (top 10 play for the 2014 Kilroys’ list). Her work has been presented and developed with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the John F. Kennedy Center, Satori Group, New York Stage & Film, the claque, Yale Cabaret, the Playwright and Director Center of Moscow, HERE Arts Center, Red Tape Theatre, and the LIDA Project, among others.
Her awards include a 2015–16 PoNY Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant, Helen Hayes Award’s Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical, the inaugural Women’s Invitational Prize at Ashland New Play Festival, the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award, Marin Theatre’s David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, Aurora Theatre’s Global Age Project Prize, National New Play Network’s Smith Prize for Political Playwriting, Jane Chambers Student Feminist Playwriting Prize, and the Merage Foundation Fellowship for the American Dream. She has received commissions from the Bush Theatre in London, the Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Manhattan Theatre Club, Marin Theatre Company, The New Yorker website, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Foundry Theatre. Her work is published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, TCG, and Smith & Kraus. She has had residencies at the New Jersey Repertory Company, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Fuller Road, Marble House Project, and Ragdale.
Majok has taught playwriting at Williams College, Wesleyan University, Primary Stages ESPA, and New Jersey Repertory Company, and has assisted Paula Vogel at Yale. She is a core writer at Playwrights Center and a member of the Dramatist Guild, the Writer’s Guild of America East, and New York Theatre Workshop’s Usual Suspects.