|Year of stay:||2023|
Tanya Marquardt is a memoirist, playwright and performer.
Their work is intimate -- memoirs, Tedtalk/séances, private dances, 'texting plays', MP3 meditations, epistolary performances written to dream lovers -- a fierce mucking about with vulnerability to get at life as a former runaway, third generation Magyar settler and genderqueer.
Tanya’s book Stray: Memoir of a Runaway (Little A, 2018) was named a Best Queer & History Bio by The Advocate; a punk-musical version commissioned by Theatre Conspiracy toured nationally; Nocturne (an incomplete and inaccurate account of the love affair between George Sand and Frederic Chopin) was produced at Manhattan’s Dixon Place, Transmission, based on Sophocles’ Orestia, was published in the Canadian Theatre Review, and Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep, Tanya’s play about being a sleep talker, was the subject of an NPR Invisibila. Their essays have appeared in Medium, huffpost, Grain, CdnTimes, Plentitude, DanceGeist, Lesbians Are Miracles and OffAssignment; their performances have been presented at PuSh, VIDF, Dancing on the Edge, rEvolver, Summerworks, The Tank, Brooklyn Museum, BAX, and The Collapsable Hole.