Marty Pottenger

Playwright, Solo Performance Artist, Director. B.S. Northwestern University, Performance Studies. Performances and plays include home land security, Abundance, City Water Tunnel #3, Winning the Peace, DIRT, Construction Stories, Double Happiness, and What It’s Like To Be A Man. home land security: a post-9/11 community arts project with political, civic and religious leaders of Portland Maine. Abundance: a multi-media theatre work focusing on economy and financial resources from in-depth interviews with people ranging from minimum wage workers through billionaires; Just War : from interviews with Yugoslavian veteran soldiers/paramilitary and their families with Director Ana Miljanic and the Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade Yu; City Water Tunnel #3: an Obie-award-winning multi-media performance and visual arts exhibit, about NYC’s 60 year long public works project as told through the collected stories of the people building the tunnel. toured internationally. Executive Director of Terra Moto Inc , a multidisciplinary arts organization. Founding Member of Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Art and Politics. Founder and Director of the Arts and Equity Initiative , a three year arts-based city/school/civic initiative to address racism and diversity in Portland, Maine. 2006 TCG Plenary Panel: “Making Theater, Building Community.” 2002 Symposium-”Oral History to Performance” University of Rome, Italy. Founder and Director of TheaterWorks, performance workshops for union members with The Working Theatre (2000 – 2001). Board Chair of American Festival Project (2000-03), a national organization of artists and cultural workers, based at Appalshop, committed to deepening the relationship of the arts to the daily lives of people and communities everywhere.

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  1. Photo by Mary Beth Edelson
  2. Photo by Mary Beth Edelson
  3. Michelle Stuart and Marty Pottenger by Mary Beth Edelson