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directed by Rachel Walshe

MAR 17 - APR 10

At a bus stop in a run-down New Jersey town, Darja, a Polish immigrant who gets by on a cleaning job, pragmatism, and sheer will is done talking about feelings. It’s time to talk money. Over the course of 22 years and three relationships, Darja negotiates for her future with men who can offer her love or security, but never both. Award-winning playwright Martyna Majok’s Ironbound is a darkly funny, heartbreaking portrait of a tough woman for whom love is a luxury — and a liability — and survival is the only measure of success.

“You seldom see plays that are both harsh and wonderful…The play never sugarcoats, yet it steers clear of bleakness because Majok’s language is so entertainingly alive.” WASHINGTON POST


“Intriguing. . . . The play, like life, isn’t about easy answers." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS


Set Design/Production Management  Jessica Hill Kidd

Costume Design  Jessie Darrell Jarbadan

Lighting Design  David Roy

Sound Design  Peter Sasha Hurowitz

Dialect Coach  Candice Brown

Stage Management  Kelsey Emry*

Assistant Stage Management MacKenzie Kugel

Assistant to the Director  Maria Cabral

Production Assistant  Dan Garcia


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.



90 minutes with no intermission.

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Content Advisory  

Below please find a list of potentially sensitive content in Ironbound. After watching the show, if there is something missing from this list, please let us know so we can add it. The following was compiled by The Gamm’s Director of Education & Drama Therapist (


This list contains spoilers.


This production contains use of a strobe light and non-toxic cigarettes; loud noises, which may occur suddenly; a representation of violence; discussions of substance use and treatment; discussion of domestic violence and sex trafficking; a representation of intimacy; cursing throughout. All physical violence has been choreographed by a professional.


If you would like a list of approximate times the content occurs in minutes and hours from the start of the show, you may request it from the box office.