Martha Wade Steketee has worked as a court researcher, policy analyst, editor, theater critic and dramaturg. She has been member of and nominator for theater awards committees in Chicago (Joseph Jefferson Awards) and New York (Drama Desk) and is a current member of American Theatre Critics Association, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and League of Professional Theatre Women. Contributor to several theatre publications including Chance Magazine, HowlRound, TDF Stages, and Dramatics. Her blog Urban Excavations focuses on live performance and film. Steketee lives in New York City.
NewCritcriticism & analysis
Martha Steketee speaks with playwright Sean Cunningham about Here’s Hoover! The Historic Herbert Hoover 2014 Comeback Special , which recently concluded a brief run in New York City. Herbert Hoover’s return, replete with leather, works like gangbusters.
Martha Steketee explores the development and evolution of I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard with playwright Halley Feiffer. The play spans five years and two opening nights, features substance abuse, plenty of familial debate, and one attempt at reconciliation.
3Christs is an adaptation of a study about therapeutic experiments with three men who believed they were Jesus Christ at Ypsilanti State Hospital in the 1960s. Performed in Judson Memorial Church , 3Christs exemplifies the essence of Peculiar Works Project .
Martha Steketee writes about the logistics and process of the OOB Festival, including quotes from an interview with the team behind it.