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Below you’ll find press information for our current production as well as the MOXIE logo. If you need any other press assistance, please contact our Associate Artistic Director, Callie Prendiville at pr@moxietheatre.com.

 

IRONBOUND by Martyna Mayok

directed by Jennifer Eve Thorn
Sep 17 – Oct 22 / Opening Night: Sep 23
Thur @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @8pm & Sun @2pm

 

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About the Play

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant and factory worker, is done talking about feelings; it’s time to talk money. Spanning 22 years and three relationships, Ironbound is a darkly funny portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury–and a liability–as she fights to survive in America.

Important Links and Articles

Download the MOXIE Press Release IRONBOUND
Read an interview with playwright Martyna Majok in the New York Times

 

Press Photos
All photos were taken by photographer Daren Scott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Playwright
Martyna Majok was born in Bytom Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. Her plays have been performed and developed at The O’Neill Theatre Center, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre/Women’s Project Theatre, ensemble Studio Theatre, Round House Theatre. LAByrinth Theatre Company, The John F. Kennedy Center, Dorset Theatre Festival, Marin Theatre Company, and New York Stage & Film among others. Awards include The Dramatists Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award, The Lilly Awards’ Stacey Mindich Prize, Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical (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 Cneter, 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 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 2915-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. www.martynamajok.com

 

Developing Leadership at MOXIE

 

MOXIE Theatre is welcoming in a new era of leadership as founding members Delicia Turner Sonnenberg and Jo Anne Glover transition into advisory roles. Founding member and new Executive Artistic Director Jennifer Eve Thorn has surrounded herself with new and returning MOXIEs, all of whom have a former connection with the company. Thorn herself was originally an intern for Sonnenberg at the San Diego Rep, then a partner at MOXIE, and is now succeeding Sonnenberg as Executive Artistic Director.

“MOXIE is developing future leaders,” says Thorn. “We’re growing leadership from the ground up. We believe this strengthens our community and encourages talent to stay local.”

Thorn first met new Associate Artistic Director Callie Prendiville in 2010 when she cast her in the MOXIE production of The Crucible. “From my first read at the auditions, I was in love with the MOXIE philosophy,” says Prendiville. “These women were creating incredible art, they had babies and families, and there was never a sense of having to choose between making theatre and making a family. As a young woman starting out in the professional theatre, it was really a revelation.” Since her time with MOXIE during The Crucible, Prendiville received a Master’s of Fine Art in Los Angeles and returned to the University of San Diego to teach, often sending her students to write about MOXIE shows. “I’m thrilled that my relationship with MOXIE has come full circle in this exciting way.”

Nicole Ries also worked with Sonnenberg in her San Diego Rep days, and returns to MOXIE as Production Manager. “MOXIE was a big part of what made my plan to start a family while still working in theatre possible,” says Ries. She started with MOXIE as a stage manager and her roles grew: “I started as Associate Production Manager in 2013 before taking the reigns July 2015 after the birth of my second daughter Rosalind. I never had to choose family or career with MOXIE.” Ries is also the resident Production Stage Manager for the Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program and the Ben Vereen Awards (Broadway/San Diego) and has stage managed extensively around San Diego.

Christine Nathanson, the new Business Manager, was an assistant stage manager for Ries in MOXIE’s JadeHeart in 2014 after interning with the company during a summer break from her theatre studies at Westmont College. She assistant directed the recent MOXIE hit The Revolutionists. A San Diego native, Nathanson won a double Santa Barbara Indy Award for her directing and acting work at Westmont.

Another former assistant director stepping in to a leadership position, Elizabeth Corrow (Trouble in Mind, The [curious case of the] Watson Intelligence, Our Lady of Kibeho) is the new Development Programs Director. Says Corrow: “I can’t wait to see where MOXIE’s energy and excellence take it in this time of increased attention to women’s rights.” Corrow grew up in Puerto Rico and came to San Diego by way of the Midwest. She has a graduate business degree from SDSU.

Nicole Cantalupo has been MOXIE’s Education Coordinator since 2015. She has utilized the Inspiring Future Leaders Grant from SDG&E to create a program that brings high school students from all over the county to MOXIE to be mentored by production team members. Additionally, Nicole is one of the founding members of MOXIE’s Bechdel Brigade.

Rounding out the returning MOXIEs are longtime company members Missy Bradstreet as Associate Production Manager and Jennifer Berry as Casting Director.

Thorn is looking forward to the future with gratitude to the past: “It’s a testament to the leadership and community support that MOXIE has had for the past 12 years, that we’ve attracted such an incredible team for this next chapter of MOXIE history. I am ready to learn from these women and honored to lead them. The new MOXIEs have a vision for the future of this organization, they see it as their own and that means my founding partners and I achieved our number one goal. We founded this company for the generations that would come after us with the clear intention of passing it to them. MOXIE’s ‘Second Generation’ is ready to build on the foundation we’ve inherited. We can’t wait for our fans to see what comes next.”

 

THE MOXIES

Jennifer Eve Thorn, Executive Artistic Director

Nicole Ries, Production Manager

Christine Nathanson, Business Manager

Callie Prendiville, Associate Artistic Director

Elizabeth Corrow, Development Programs Director

Missy Bradstreet, Assoc. Production Manager

Jennifer Berry, Casting Director

Nicole Cantalupo, Education Coordinator

 

Up Next at MOXIE:

IRONBOUND by Martyna Mayok

directed by Jennifer Eve Thorn
Sep 17 – Oct 22 / Opening Night: Sep 23
Thur @ 7pm, Fri & Sat @8pm & Sun @2pm

 

Buy Ticket Now

 

About the Play

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. Spanning over 20 years, three relationships, and three presidents, Darja negotiates for her future. A darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury–and a liability–as she fights to survive in America.

 

Location: MOXIE Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N
San Diego CA 92115
PLENTY OF FREE PARKING!

Ticket Pricing:
Previews-$20
Opening Night-$40
General Admission-$30
*Please note there is a $3 handling fee for each ticket purchased. This fee is waived for groups of 10 or more and for Subscribers.

Group Rates and Discounts:
Groups of 10 or more -$20
Groups of 15 or more -$15
Seniors, Students and Military- $5 off General Admission

 

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