An Evening with Martyna Majok

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS


Join us for a conversation with playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok. Majok will talk about growing up in the US as a Polish immigrant, her career as a playwright, her creative process and upcoming new work. During the evening, Majok will read excerpts from her Pulitzer Prize winning play Cost of Living.

Presented by The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and The Polish Cultural Institute New York, Tomek Smolarski. Moderated by Frank Hentschker.
 
Martyna Majok was born in Bytom, Poland and raised in Jersey and Chicago. She was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play, Cost of Living, which will debut this fall on Broadway. Other plays include Sanctuary City, Queens, and Ironbound, which have been produced across American and international stages.
Other awards include The Hull-Warriner Award, The Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin Hadley Danks Award for Exceptional Playwriting, Off Broadway Alliance Best New Play Award, The Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding New Play, The Hermitage Greenfield Prize, as the first female recipient in drama, The Champions of Change Award from the NYC Mayor’s Office, The Francesca Primus Prize, two Jane Chambers Playwriting Awards, The Lanford Wilson Prize, The Lilly Award’s Stacey Mindich Prize, Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play from The Helen Hayes Awards, Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award, ANPF Women’s Invitational Prize, David Calicchio Prize, Global Age Project Prize, NYTW 2050 Fellowship, NNPN Smith Prize for Political Playwriting, and Merage Foundation Fellowship for The American Dream. Martyna studied at Yale School of Drama, Juilliard, University of Chicago, and Jersey public schools. She was a 2012-2013 NNPN playwright-in-residence, the 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center, and a 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Martyna is currently writing a musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby, with music by Florence Welch and Thomas Bartlett, and developing TV and film for Plan B, Pastel, and MRC. Majok is pronounced My Oak, like the tree. Or like Cinco de Mayo-k.





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