January 30 - March 4, 2018
Gil Cates Theater

Written by Martyna Majok
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Featuring Josiah Bania, Christian Camargo, Marin Ireland & Marcel Spears

"Marin Ireland creates a scrupulously honest portrait in a palette of grays... Darja will not soon be forgotten." – Los Angeles Times
"Under Tyne Rafaeli's rich, incisive direction, Martyna Majok's astringently funny, surprisingly affecting Ironbound is superb!" – StageSceneLA
 "Brilliantly written, acted and directed, Ironbound is the best play presently running in L.A.!" –
"Marin Ireland's absolutely captivating performance alone is worth a trip to the Geffen!" – StageSceneLA
"As for the men in Darja's life, Ireland could not be blessed with a finer trio of talents... from Josiah Bania's sweetly endearing Maks to Christian Camargo's electrifying, unexpectedly winning Tommy to Spears's plucky, generous, expectations-defying Vic." – StageSceneLA
CRITIC'S PICK! "Quietly gripping... with its bone-dry humor and vivid characters." – The New York Times
"Gritty... genuinely moving." – The Hollywood Reporter
"Majok writes with such energy and charisma... characters feel vivid and real." – The Washington Post

At once humorous and heartrending, Ironbound spans 22 years to tell the story of Darja, a Polish immigrant getting by on a cleaning job, aggressive pragmatism and sheer will. In this wry drama, award-winning playwright Martyna Majok points out that sometimes survival is the only measure of success.




Meet The Artists

MARTYNA MAJOK (Playwright)
Martyna Majok’s plays have been presented at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Women’s Project Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, among others. Awards include Dramatists Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award, Lilly Award, Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play (Helen Hayes Awards), The Ashland New Plays Festival Women’s Invitational Prize, The Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award, David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, Aurora Theatre’s Global Age Project Prize and the NNPN/Smith Prize for Political Playwriting. Commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, Bush Theatre in London, Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory and Manhattan Theatre Club. BA: University of Chicago; MFA: Yale School of Drama; Juilliard. Majok was a 2012-2013 NNPN Playwright-in-Residence and the 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. Upcoming: queens at LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater.

Tyne Rafaeli directs classics, new plays and musicals, including the recent world premiere of the Geffen Playhouse’s production of Actually by Anna Ziegler. Her work has been seen at Classic Stage Company, Playwrights Realm, Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Two River Theater, California Shakespeare Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage & Film, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Julliard, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Great Lakes Theater, American Players Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and PlayPenn, among others. Rafaeli is a 2016-2018 Time Warner Directing Fellow at the Women’s Project Theater and was awarded the 2013-2014 SDCF Sir John Gielgud Fellowship for Classical Direction. She previously served as Associate Director to Bartlett Sher on multiple Broadway and West End productions.

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Performance Info


This production contains theatrical haze and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

80 minutes, no intermission.