Critic, dramaturg, researcher, Michigan girl in New York City.
Martha Wade Steketee is a dramaturg, critic, researcher, and theater adjudicator (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards 2008-2009, and current chair of New York's Drama Desk nominating committee). She works with playwrights, reviews scripts for programs and competitions, completes her term as chair of the American Theatre Critics Association's Executive Committee in summer 2021. She was a founding editor of Chance Magazine (“looking at the world through the lens of theater and design”) and serves on two design award committees (Henry Hewes and the new regional ATCA Glenn Loney). Critical and feature writing appears in a range of publications including her own site UrbanExcavations.com, where she also publishes the Women Count report series covering trends in women working Off Broadway. Steketee lives in New York City with an indulgent husband and too many books.