Martin Schwartz - Playwright, Translator, Cultural Advocate

Productions:

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.


Cockroach
(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


Publications:


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

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

Education:


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