Lewis Center Past Fellows

Martyna Majok

Martyna Majok headshot

Playwright Martyna Majok. Photo by Brian McConkey


Martyna Majok’s plays have been presented at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, WP Theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre, among others. She was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for her play, Cost of Living. Her other honors include The Dramatists Guild's Lanford Wilson Award, The Lilly Award’s Stacey Mindich Prize, Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play at The Helen Hayes Awards, The Ashland New Plays Festival Women’s Invitational Prize, The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Award, David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, Global Age Project Prize, and the NNPN/Smith Prize for Political Playwriting. Majok's commissions include Lincoln Center, The Bush Theatre in London, Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, and Manhattan Theatre Club. She earned her BA from University of Chicago and MFA from the Yale School of Drama and Juilliard. Majok was a 2012-2013 NNPN playwright-in-residence and the 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center.

During her 2018-19 Hodder Fellowship, Majok will be working on the libretto and lyrics for a musical about Chernobyl.

News + Events

Martyna Majok Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama  |  www.Pulitzer.org

2018 Jane Chambers Playwriting Award for Queens  |  www.athe.org

Martyna Majok speaks at PENAmerica’s DREAMing Out Loud virtual reading for undocumented youth — July 30, 2020 at 8:30 PM (EDT)