The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama went to Martyna Majok’s Cost of Living. The play, which explores the interactions of abled and disabled individuals, played Off-Broadway through Manhattan Theatre Club in June 2017 following a world premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival.
The drama follows the lives of four people: Eddie, an unemployed truck driver; Ani, his ex-wife who's left quadriplegic after a tragic accident; John, who has cerebral palsy; and Jess, his new caregiver.
Majok, born in Poland before immigrating to the United States at a young age, frequently gives voices to the voiceless and explores underrepresented communities in her writing. The Juilliard grad's additional works include Ironbound, Pretty Harbour, and queens, which recently premiered at Lincoln Center Theater's LCT3. Her play Sanctuary City heads to New York Theatre Workshop next season.