I studied literature and theatre at Harvard, social science and social welfare at Washington University and the University of Michigan, worked as a court researcher and domestic policy analyst in university research offices and nonprofit research settings, and in the past decade returned to theatre as a dramaturg and critic. I have read scripts for Washington DC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City theatres and festivals; dramaturged productions and readings in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York; published theatre reviews; and mentored young writers in drama criticism in Chicago and New York City. Member of the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee 2008-2009, member of the New York City Project Team of the American Theatre Archive Project, member of the American Theatre Critics Association, a Drama Desk nominator for the 2012-2013 season, and contributing editor for CHANCE magazine.
Martha Wade Steketee. First name from great grandmother, middle name from mother, surname from father. Lifelong sympathy for those asked to spell and to pronounce their names. Once a Facebook group existed — “Steketee. If you can spell it you must be one of us.” I love that. [STEK [rhymes with heck] – EH – TEE.] Email me at msteketee [at] post [dot] harvard [dot] edu to avoid entirely the pronunciation challenge .