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Marty Pottenger

Theater artist, activist, playwright and friend.

Marty Pottenger is a theater artist, playwright, activist, and creative placemaker with people at the center.. She is the founder of Art At Work, a national initiative that puts creativity to work strengthening city governments’ ability to meet challenges of inequity, partisanship, and climate emergency. Marty received an OBIE award for City Water Tunnel #3, a performance and community art project and has been both a MacDowell Fellow and a Headlands Fellow. Her plays have toured the United States and Europe since 1975, including: #PhillySavesEarth; ABUNDANCE: America & Money; City Water Tunnel #3; DIRT; What It's Like to Be a Man; Radio Calls: home land security; All The Way Home. Marty is currently at work on MAINEUSA – a tragic musical comedy about the history of Maine from the Ice Age till now. MAINEUSA is designed to inspire Mainers to come together with a fierce determination to combat climate destruction.