Marty Bongfeldt is a New England based playwright, director and performing artist. She is the recipient of the 2019 Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize for her full-length play, “In Session (or My Life is Hell);” and the 2018 Denis Johnston Playwriting Prize for “Four Collected Plays.” Her short play “ALWAYS” was named a winner in the 2019 Radius Festival and received a production with the Berkshire Playwrights Lab. Ms. Bongfeldt has been a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA for over 30 years. As a teacher, choreographer, and theatre director, Ms. Bongfeldt has helped develop educational theatre programs and produced theatrical productions in Texas, New York City and New England. As an actress, Marty has performed professionally throughout the United States in both musicals and straight plays, many times originating roles in new plays and musicals. Marty received her MFA in Theatre and Playwriting at Smith College under the mentorship of Len Berkman.
WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA:
MORE ABOUT ME
How do I overcome disappointment? Having grown up in the theatre, I was taught early on to shake it off, refocus and keep moving; or as Dorothy Fields put it: "Pick yourself up, Dust yourself off, Start all over again"
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I'm working on a few projects: a "family" play; a futuristic play; and a couple adaptations and one acts.
Comedy, Mystery, Drama, Folktales, Trauma, Childhood, Adaptations