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.


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.


Special Performance Dates:

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 @ 2pm – IRONBOUND Second Sunday Q & A 
Join the actors from IRONBOUND for a post-show discussion to learn more about the play and enrich your theatre going experience.
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Now Seeking Visual Art Submissions

Explore the question: What does the immigrant experience mean to you?

Submissions due by Sept. 4 to
Subject line: “Ironbound Lobby Art”
Include: title, size, medium, price

Selected artists will be notified by Sept. 6.
$20 participation fee; 20% commission to MOXIE if sold.
Work must be pre-wired to hang.
Artists must be available for one of the following hang dates: Sept. 8-15.


Ticket Pricing:

Previews-$20 (Sept 17, 21, 22)
Opening Night-$40 (Sept 23)
General Admission-$30 (Sept 24 – Oct 22)
*Please note there is a $3 handling fee for each ticket purchased. This fee is waived for groups of 10 or more and for our 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


Location: MOXIE Theatre
6663 El Cajon Blvd Suite N
San Diego CA 92115