Martin Schwartz - Playwright, Translator, Cultural Advocate


The Diplomats (full-length, upcoming): May, 2016: Dark Porch Theatre, EXIT Theatre, San Francisco. Also director.

StormStressLenz (full-length): April, 2013: Franconia Performance Salon, San Francisco; April, 2013: Home Theatre Festival, San Francisco; September, 2013: San Francisco Fringe Festival (Winner Best of Fringe). Also director.

TUTOR: enter the exclave
(full-length): October, 2011: Dark Porch Theatre, EXIT Studio, San Francisco. Also director; March, 2012: Space55, Phoenix. Also director.

Comedy Ballet (full-length): July, 2010: The Garage, San Francisco. Also director; October, 2010: Dark PorchTheatre, EXIT Stage Left. Also director.

The In Betweens (full-length. Co-wrote): May, 2009: Dark Porch Theatre, EXIT Stage Left, San Francisco. Co-written with Margery Fairchild. Co-director: Margery Fairchild.

(full-length drama with dance): January, 2010: WOW Festival, The Garage, Dark Porch Theatre, San Francisco. Director: Margery Fairchild; September, 2009: San Francisco Fringe Festival (Winner Best of Fringe), EXIT Theatre, San Francisco.

Pickle Inflation
(15-min. cabaret play): April, 2009: Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory. Director: Margery Fairchild

Turn of the Century (45-min. radio play program): Februry 17, 2009 on Fade Out Theatre, Pirate Cat Radio 87.9 FM


StormStressLenz” (forthcoming journal pub.) Colloquium, University of Chicago, 1.3, November, 2013.

The Lenz Variations (forthcoming book pub.) Exit Press, San Francisco. Spring 2014.

Grants, Awards, Residencies:

2009: San Francisco Fringe Festival Best of Fringe: Best New Play (Cockroach)

2012: Phoenix Fringe Festival: Fringe Grant Awards (TUTOR: enter the exclave)

2012: Phoenix New Times: 10 Best Plays of 2012 (#6) (TUTOR: enter the exclave)

2012: Madrona Arts Residencies (Seattle) (Development: The Diplomats)

2013: San Francisco Fringe Festival Best of Fringe (StormStressLenz)

Theatre Bay Area, ATLAS Playwriting Fellowship, 2013


University of Chicago, AM in Humanities, Master’s Thesis on René Pollesch’s Post-Dramatic Theatre

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Advanced Study, Contemporary German Literature

UC San Diego, BA in Literatures of the World; German (minor).

Language Skills:

German: C2 level advanced fluency. Certification: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)

French: B2 level advanced intermediate. Certification: École Suisse de Langues - Lyon