New Play Reading Series: The Ironbound

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2014

CALENDAR LISTING
Free event | Theater | Performing arts

WHAT
New Play Reading Series: The Ironbound

WHO
By Martyna Majok, National New Play Network Smith Prize recipient
Directed by Daniella Topol
Cast TBA

WHEN
Monday, March 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE
Marin Theatre Company | 397 Miller Avenue | Mill Valley, CA 94941

TICKETS
New Play Reading Series readings are FREE, reserve tickets online or through the Box Office, seating is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

ABOUT
Join Marin Theatre Company for a FREE public reading of new play in development.

An immigrant woman waits for the bus after a long day.
A man appears.
A man always appears.
And he has something to offer.

Spanning over 20 years and three different relationships, every scene is a little war between a man and a woman, both fighting for their best version of security.

MTC’s New Play Reading Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging playwrights. Readings are followed by a talk-back with the playwright, director and actors.

This developmental workshop was supported by a grant from the National New Play Network's Smith Prize, which commissioned The Ironbound.

CONTACT
marintheatre.org | (415) 388-5208 | boxoffice@marintheatre.org

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Martyna Majok makes her MTC debut with The Ironbound (New Play Reading Series). She was born in Bytom, Poland, and raised in New Jersey and Chicago. Her plays include Mouse in a Jar at Red Tape Theatre in Chicago at the LIDA Project in Denver; the friendship of her thighs, which won the Jane Chambers Student Feminist Playwriting Prize and received workshops at the claque in New York, the Playwright and Director Center of Moscow and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Theater in Washington, D.C.; Petty Harbour, which was a finalist for the 2012 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting and has been featured at Vassar/NYSAF’s Powerhouse Festival and NYC Readings Series; reWilding at Yale Cabaret in New Haven, Connecticut, and Satori Group in Seattle; and The Woman at the Well as part of the Downtown Urban Theatre Festival at HERE Arts Center in New York City. Majok has been awarded the 2013 Smith Prize Commission, the Merage Fellowship for the American Dream, the Olga and Paul Menn Award in Playwriting, a Ragdale residency, the Howard Stein Scholarship for Playwriting, a commission from Walkabout Theatre, and publication of her short play After Hours Stan by Smith & Kraus. Other projects include Prypiat, a musical about modern day re-settlers to the area of Chernobyl, the film Remy and an animated short. Majok was the 2012-2013 NNPN playwright-in-residence and teaching artist at New Jersey Repertory Company. She is a proud member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Obie Award winning group, Youngblood. She holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. She has taught playwriting at Wesleyan, the New Haven Co-Op High School and New Jersey Repertory Company, in addition to assisting a class taught by her mentor Paula Vogel at Yale.

ABOUT MTC’S NEW PLAY PROGRAM
Marin Theatre Company is committed to exploring and developing new work for the American theater, supporting playwrights with their creative process from conception to production and engaging audiences with the best contemporary new plays. Through multiple programs, MTC seeks out writers and champions projects for continued life on the MTC stage and beyond. With our commissioning program, new play prizes, new play staged readings series, playwright residencies and a commitment to world premiere productions, MTC promotes the future of the American theater.

ABOUT MTC
Founded in 1966, Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children's Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards, readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights and membership in the National New Play Network. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

PRESS CONTACT
Sasha Hnatkovich, Communications Director
(415) 388-5200, ext. 3313 | sasha@marintheatre.org

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