Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas

By Andy Boyd posted 11-10-2022 17:29


The Center for Fiction
, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream. Deemed “immensely haunting” by the New York Times and “perfection” by the New York Theatre Guide, Majok’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork Cost of Living tackles the biases and perceptions of those living with disabilities and explores the divisions set by class, race, and nationality that hinder our simple, innate desire to connect as people.This event represents the seventh collaboration between The Center and TCG, with past events featuring Jackie Sibblies Drury and Claudia Rankine; Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Heidi Schreck and Paula Vogel; Sarah Ruhl and Matthew Aucoin; Aleshea Harris and Nissy Aya; and Lynn Nottage and Damon Tabor. Recordings of many of these previous events are available to view on The Center for Fiction’s YouTube channel.

“We’re thrilled to return to The Center for Fiction with this event after the inspiring conversation between Lynn Nottage and Damon Tabor” said Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG. “The Center for Fiction is an ideal partner to advance TCG’s conviction that plays are literature and worthy of the same resources, respect, and critical attention as any other form. We look forward to sharing this conversation with Martyna Majok and Naveen Kumar with both in-person and online attendees.” As part of the evening, David Zayas will also perform a monologue from the play.

The event will take place at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7pm ET. In-person tickets are $5, or $10 for a ticket/voucher which includes a $10 voucher to the bookstore redeemable toward Cost of Living on the night of the event. All registrants will receive a link to livestream the event. Learn more and acquire your tickets here. For press tickets, please contact Corinna Schulenburg at

Register here for in-person and livestream tickets!