Martha Wade Steketee

I was a court researcher and domestic policy analyst for many years, after studying literature and theatre at Harvard and child welfare policy at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Michigan.

Since 2004 I have worked as a script reader and production dramaturg in DC, Chicago, and now New York City. I take great pride in being a founding mentor of Chicago's Cindy Bandle Young Critics project developed by the Goodman Education Department and Association for Women Journalists designed to provide theatre criticism experience to high school students. As a freelance dramaturg in New York City I have worked with Young Playwrights, Primary Stages, Sundance Theatre Lab, PlayPenn, the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group, and other organizations as script reader, teaching artist, and production dramaturg. I post theatre reviews and performance observations at and am a contributing editor for CHANCE magazine.

Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, American Theatre Critics Association, and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Served 2008-2009 on Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee and currently serve as Drama Desk member and Nominator.

Theatre creation, observation, and general research -- it all works for me.