Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright
Martyna Majok was born in Bytom, Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. She won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play COST OF LIVING.
Her plays have been presented at LCT3/Lincoln Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville, WP/Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Sundance Theatre Lab, The Geffen Playhouse, LA Jolla Playhouse, and The Kennedy Center, among others.
Awards include The Dramatists Guild's Lanford Wilson Award, The Lilly Awards' Stacey Mindich Prize, The Greenfield Prize (first female recipient in drama), Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical at The Helen Hayes Awards, The Ashland New Plays Festival Women’s Invitational Prize, 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.
Commissions from The Public, Lincoln Center, The Bush Theatre in London, The Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, and Manhattan Theatre Club.
Publications by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, TCG, and Smith & Kraus.
Residencies at The Vineyard Arts Project with The Public Theatre, Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Fuller Road, Marble House Project, and Ragdale.
BA: University of Chicago; MFA: Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School.
She has taught playwriting at Williams College, Wesleyan University, SUNY Purchase, Primary Stages ESPA, NJRep, and as an assistant to Paula Vogel at Yale.
Alumna of EST's Youngblood and Women's Project Lab. Martyna is a Core Writer at Playwrights Center and a member of The Dramatists Guild, The Writers Guild of America East, and New York Theatre Workshop’s Usual Suspects.
Martyna was a 2012-2013 NNPN playwright-in-residence and the 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. She is a 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University.
She was lovely! A great closer to the program and such good energy.