editor + writer

William Haefeli. The New Yorker 19 Feb 2001: 201.

I was born in Michigan, studied literature and theater at Harvard and social science and social welfare at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Michigan, and worked as a court researcher and domestic policy analyst in university research offices and nonprofit research settings in several cities.

I returned to theater as a dramaturg and critic: script reading for Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City theaters and festivals; dramaturging productions and readings in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York; writing and mentoring young critics in Chicago and New York City. I have been member of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee (2008-2009) and Drama Desk (since 2012), and was a 2014 O’Neill National Critic Institute Fellow. I am currently on the Board of League of Professional Theatre Women, and Executive Committees of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and American Theatre Critics Association. Recent writing appears in HowlRound, TDF Stages, The Clyde Fitch Report, Exeunt MagazineBroad Street Review, and Theater Pizzazz.

Martha Wade Steketee. First name from great grandmother, middle name from mother, surname from father. STEK [rhymes with heck] – EH – TEE. Lifelong sympathy for those asked to spell and to pronounce their names. My sense of the thing is reflected in the name of a now-defunct Facebook group — “Steketee. If you can spell it you must be one of us.”

Email at msteketee [at] post [dot] harvard [dot] edu — no pronunciation required.

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