Lover of ghost lights, magic of live performance, and storytelling in song.
Martha Wade Steketee works as a researcher, policy analyst, editor, theater critic, and dramaturg.
She has been a member of theater awards committees (Jeff in Chicago, Drama Desk in New York), script reader for theaters, festivals, and competitions, and works with playwrights developing their work. She currently serves on the boards of ATCA (americantheatrecritics.org), LMDA (lmda.org), and LPTW (theatrewomen.org).
She writes for numerous outlets. Her site UrbanExcavations.com primarily focuses on film and live performance.
Steketee lives in New York City with her husband, no pets, too many books, and four original Art Shay 1962 backstage photographs of Judy Garland in Chicago at the Arie Crown.