Kelsey McGrath, Jonathan King and Katie the Younger rehearse Siren’s Call in the Marketplace Theatre, Armagh, Northern Ireland

I am probably first and foremost, a playwright. I love the platform of the stage, the place where characters search for reason.

Some Press:

Stillpointe Theatre Initiative’s production of my play, The Benefactor, received five stars from Wendi Winters of DC Metro!


Produced Dramatic Work:

  • Brief Candle, Vagabond Theatre, Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Winner of the Best Script Award, 1992.
  • Home to Center, AXIS Theatre, July 1993, Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
  • Completely Different Birthing Stations, AXIS Theatre, August 1994, Baltimore Playwrights Festival.
  • Gone with the Hair, The Source Theatre, 14th Annual Washington Theatre Festival and National Theatre, 1994.
  • Mama, I Can See Again! Co-written with and commissioned by Brian Klaas, AXIS Theatre, Baltimore, April 1995.
  • Socks, Theatre Project, Baltimore, March 1997, part of The Women’s Project’s Beyond the Ingénue III.
  • Love For Words, commissioned by AXIS Theatre, Baltimore, June 1997, part of the Other Voices season. Actors’ Equity production produced by the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, September 2000.
  • It’ll Do a Body Good, Theatre Project, Baltimore, December 1997, part of The Women’s Project’s Reservations.
  • Really Big Expectations, AXIS Theatre, Baltimore, June 1998, part of the summer Other Voices season.
  • Fear Itself, Fells Point Corner Theatre, February 2000, part of The Women’s Project’s Work of Art.
  • The Last Battle of the American Revolution, AXIS Theatre, Baltimore, MD, March 2001. A shortened version toured Maryland schools via Young Audiences of Maryland, 2002-2005.
  • Clowning Around with Shakespeare: Live at the Palace, a performance-in-education play commissioned by The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and touring with Young Audiences of Maryland, 2002-present.
  • In My Tribe, The Source Theatre, July 2002, The Source Theatre’s Summer 2002 Festival. Second production produced by Mobtown Players as part of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, June 2004.
  • A Dickens of a Carol, commissioned by Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, with two Actors Equity SPT productions, December 2003 and December 2004. Baltimore’s City Paper Top Ten Theatre Pick and Best Holiday Show Pick. Rep Stage produced its third AEA production in December 2009.
  • Weird Sisters: An Exploration of the Women of Shakespeare, a performance-in-education play commissioned by The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, toured Young Audiences 2002/2003, performed at Commonwealth Festival, Shenandoah Shakespeare, January 2004.
  • Founding Rebels, toured with Young Audiences of Maryland, 2003/2004.
  • Akspeareshay, commissioned by Starting Gate Theatre, Minneapolis, June 2004 in Starting Gate season and re-staged as part of 2004 Minneapolis Fringe Festival, August 2004.
  • Combat Experience, co-written with Cassandra Davis, produced by Baltimore Shakespeare Festival and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, July 2004.
  • The Frogs, part of American Globe Theatre’s NYC 15-Minute Play Festival, April 2005.
  • God Dolls, part of Variations on Desire, Run of the Mill Theatre, Baltimore, July 2005.
  • Sepulcher, part of Variations on Fear, Run of the Mill Theatre, Baltimore, August 2006.
  • C.Y.A., Mobtown Theatre, Baltimore Playwrights Festival, August 2007.
  • A Girl Called Alice, Catholic University M.F.A. program with Carrie Klewin, Page to Stage, Kennedy Center, September 2007. Workshopped by Run of the Mill Theatre, Directors Lab, fall 2010 and fully produced July 2011.
  • One Particular Saturday, Spotlight UB, April 2008 and Artscape July 2008. Baltimore Hebrew University and University of Baltimore both used the play in their curriculum.
  • Jury Duty, June 2009, Emerging Voices Project, Spotlight UB
  • Three living history plays at the Reginald Lewis Museum: Josiah Henson, Lillie Jackson and Cab Calloway, 2010
  • Three Little Tales, commissioned by Pumpkin Theatre, May 2010 and Center Stage, April 2011-2013
  • The Docents, Mobtown Players, July 2010
  • Fat Club, Emerging Voices Projects, Spotlight UB, August 2010
  • Hood, read at John Hewitt International Summer School, Spotlight UB’s Reflections and Echoes and the Maryland Irish Festival, 2012
  • The Return of the 5th Sister, Hood College in April 2006, Capital Fringe Festival in July 2006, Baltimore Playwrights Festival at Mobtown Players in August 2006, and Stillpointe Theatre Initiative in December 2012.
  • Siren’s Call, read at John Hewitt International Summer School 2013, Spotlight UB’s Reflections and Echoes, and the Maryland Irish Festival
  • Dramatist Guild sponsored Baltimore Footlights reading of The Mad Wooing, March 2014, second reading held in Northern Virginia at Guillotine Theatre, spring 2015
  • Wild Bees, John Hewitt Summer School 2014, Spotlight UB’s Reflections and Echoes, and the Maryland Irish Festival
  • The Benefactor, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative, February 2015
  • A Million, Million Times, John Hewitt Summer School 2015, in UB fall classes and the 2015 Maryland Irish Festival
  • Same Story, part of Variations on Family, Rapid Lemon Productions, September 2015
  • The Bird, John Hewitt Summer School 2016, in UB fall classes and the 2016 Maryland Irish Festival
  • Sixteen Thousand, part of Variations on Blame, Rapid Lemon Productions with Spotlight UB, September 2016
  • Good Men and True, Dramatist Guild reading, June 2019


Patrick Martyn, One Particular Saturday

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