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Martyna Majok: IRONBOUND

A New York premiere co-production with and Women's Project Theater and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by Martyna Majok
directed by Daniella Topol


Josiah Bania (Ironbound at Round House Theatre, Sarah Ruhl’s Three Sisters at Yale Rep)
Shiloh Fernandez (Queen of Carthage, Red Riding Hood)
Marin Ireland (Kill Floor, Reasons to Be Pretty)
Morgan Spector (Drama Desk nominee A View From The Bridge, Boardwalk Empire)


Set and Lighting Design Justin Townsend
Costume Design Kaye Voyce Sound Design Jane Shaw
Dialect Coaching Charlotte Fleck
Stage Conflict Uncle Dave’s Fight House
Stage Management Jaimie Van Dyke
Production Management Jeremy Duncan Pape, Joe Burkard
Casting Kelly Gillespie

IRONBOUND wins 2016 Helen Hayes Award!
Winner, National New Play Network Smith Prize
Winner, David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize
Winner, The Global Age Project Prize

“We are not having nice conversation.” – Darja

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant cleaning lady, is done talking about feelings; it’s time to talk money. Over the course of 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury–and a liability–as she fights to survive in America. #IronboundPlay


Ironbound: Theater review by Adam Feldman, TONY
Review: ‘Ironbound’ Stars Marin Ireland as a Struggling Immigrant. -Charles Isherwood,  The New York Times



Martyna Majok* was born in Bytom, Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. Her plays have been performed and developed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Women’s Project Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, and The John F. Kennedy Center, among others. Awards include The Dramatists Guild's Lanford Wilson Award, The Lilly Awards' Stacey Mindich Prize, The Greenfield Prize, 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 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.

 *majok: pronounced "MY oak"