Martyna Majok, whose play Ironbound was one of the outstanding plays of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival, has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Cost of Living. Premiering at the Williamstown Festival, Cost of Living received an Off-Broadway production from the Manhattan Theatre Club in June, 2017.
Our 2015 interview with Martyna Majok
Playbill notes that Majok, who immigrated to the United States from Poland as a child, often gives voice to the underrepresented. Ironbound is about a Polish immigrant factory worker. queens, which opened in New York this year, follows 11 immigrant women occupying, at different time, an illegal basement apartment. Cost of Living centers on Eddie, an unemployed truck driver; Ani, his ex-wife a quadriplegic, John, who has cerebral palsy; and Jess, his new caregiver.
This year’s finalists included Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, whose Gloria will be seen at Woolly Mammoth in September and The Minutes by Tracy Letts.
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