Featured Artist, Mainstage Panelist, Writer’s Workshop Instructor
Martha Boesing has written over 40 produced plays, led workshops, and directed plays for theaters throughout the country. She was the Founder and Artistic Director At the Foot of the Mountain theater in Minneapolis (the longest running professional women's theater in the country) from 1974-84. She has won several national awards including an NEA, a Bush fellowship, and the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American playwrights. In the sixties, she was a company member of Minneapolis’ Firehouse Theater (an iconoclastic, experimental theater), and her work remains true to the ideological concerns of that time. She now lives in Oakland with her partner Sandy Boucher, close to her four grandchildren, and creates theater pieces for The Faithful Fools, a street ministry in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco.