There’s Iron in Your Future

Written and performed by Mindy Pfeffer

Directed by Peter Michael Marino

From the waters of the Hudson River to the hills of Lake Placid…  A one-person play about finding one’s “inner athlete” - reaching for the unreachable – and triathlon training. Swimming onstage without a pool! Biking without a bike! Bumps in the road along the way!

“Pfeffer is a masterful storyteller...
a great workout in humour and inspiration.”


“Hooray for Mindy! You will be cheering for her on every step of her journey.”


Previously seen at:

 IndyFringe Festival

PortFringe Portland, ME

Winner, Most Inspiring Superhuman Award

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival
Winner, Best Performance Award

Estrogenius Sola Voce Festival

IRT Theater

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

NYRR RunCenter

Mindy Pfeffer



Mindy Pfeffer

Mindy Pfeffer is an actor, playwright, and educator.  She has appeared in over 60 plays in New York City and regionally at theatres including HERE, the Irondale Ensemble, Ping Chong and Company, Peterborough Players, the Kennedy Center, and Shadowland Theatre.  Favorite roles include Dabby in Our Country’s Good, Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ma Joad in The Grapes of Wrath


Mindy’s solo play Men I Never Dated was seen at Emerging Artists Theatre’s “One Woman Standing” Festival and Six Figures Theatre’s “Artists of Tomorrow” Festival.  Her solo play There’s Iron in Your Future was included in the Estrogenius Sola Voce Festival and was presented as part of IRT Theater’s 3B Residency Series.  There’s Iron in Your Future has also been seen at several Fringe Festivals, New York Road Runners RUNCENTER and at the Omega Institute. Mindy’s other solo work, both scripted and improvised, has been seen at Clemente Soto Velez, the Gowanus Arts Exchange, Brooklyn Working Arts Collective, and the Blue Heron Theatre. 

Mindy has received three NYSCA Decentralization Grants for her work as a playwright. Her full-length plays include Swimming with Esther (Woodstock Fringe “First Looks” series) and Dream Land (presented on the Coney Island Boardwalk!), and her short plays have been produced at the 29th Street Repertory Theatre, LAB theatre, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Mindy was producer/playwright-in-residence at the Woodstock Fringe Festival; her play Finding Elvis was produced as part of the Festival.  

Mindy has taught theatre and improvisation at Hudson Guild, the Open Eye Theater, and the Omega Institute.  She is currently executive director and teaching artist for NYC Kids Project, an arts-in-education company using puppetry and theatre in NYC schools to teach empathy and inclusion.


Mindy has trained with the SITI company, holds a BFA in theatre from Syracuse University, and studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College.  She is a member of Actors Equity Association, the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit, and the Dramatists Guild.



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Kids Project

Mindy Pfeffer is Executive Director and teaching artist with the NYC Kids Project, an award-winning arts-in-education company working in the schools and neighborhoods of NYC.  Programs feature puppets, theatre, sign language and storytelling, and teach children of all abilities to embrace diversity, question stereotypes and show respect for all.  


NYCKP programs have been seen in all five boroughs of NYC and schools in the tri-state area.  Educators from NYCKP traveled twice to Krakow, Poland, to teach puppetry and theatre techniques for the L’Arche Foundation. 


NYCKP was established by the NY State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities in 1980 and continues to this day as an independent non-profit 501(c)3.  

For more information and to find out how you can support NYC Kids Project please visit:



Mindy Pfeffer | Actor


Height: 5'7"

Hair: Silver

Eyes: Brown


INSIDE/OUT (dir. Ping Chong)                              Ensemble    Ping Chong and Company

A NEAPOLITAN CHRISTMAS (dir. Gene Feist)    Carmela       Roundabout Theatre Second Stage

TITUS ANDRONICUS                                              Nurse           Riverside Shakespeare Company


THERE’S IRON IN YOUR FUTURE (solo play)          Mindy                              Estrogenius Sola Voce Festival

GREAT AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE SHOW                  Coney Island Gal           HERE

THE CROWD (dir. Steven Koplowitz)                       Miss Blue                       Irondale Ensemble Project

OUT OF THE BOX (solo play)                                    Melissa                           Emerging Artists Theatre

HAMLET                                                                       Ghost/Player Queen    Playwrights Horizons Studio

ANTIGONE THROUGH TIME (dir. Richard Bach)   Sofia                                La Mama ETC

SEX-TET                                                                        June Cleaver                  New Directions/Samuel Beckett

THE JEOPARDY GAME                                                Diane Howard               52nd Street Project

STORYSIGN                                                                 Ensemble                       New York Deaf Theatre


INSIDE/OUT (dir. Ping Chong)                                           Ensemble                  Kennedy Center

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (dir. Amie Brockway)    Hippolyta/Titania     The Open Eye Theater: Catskills

THE GRAPES OF WRATH                                                     Ma Joad                     Icefire Performance Group (tour)

TO GILLIAN... (dir. Bill Lelbach)                                          Esther                        Shadowland Theatre

FINDING ELVIS                                                                      Becki                          Woodstock Fringe Festival

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD                                                     Dabby Bryant            Pendragon Theatre

TWO FOR THE SEESAW                                                       Gittel Mosca              Kitchen Theatre Ithaca

A THOUSAND CLOWNS                                                      Sandra u/s                 American Stage Company

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR                                                       Sheila                          SI Shakespeare Theatre


AS THE WORLD TURNS                   Nanny (U5)                  CBS-TV

ECLIPSE (independent film)           Raisa (supporting)       J. Ruscio/Mobil Award Finalist

SYNERGY (independent film)         Gina (lead)                   Synergy Productions


Saratoga International Theater Institute - Anne Bogart; Viewpoints; Suzuki Actor Training

Gately/Poole Studios - Kathryn Gately, Meisner Technique

LAMDA (London) – Restoration, Shakespeare

Michael Howard Studio - Chuck Jones, Voice; Gloria Maddox, Improvisation Workshops/Scene Study with Vivian Matalon, Ellie Renfield, Suzanne Shepherd, Patsy Rodenberg, Patrick Tucker


BFA, Theatre - Syracuse University


American Sign Language interpreter; licensed driver (standard); puppetry (hand & rod); teaching; triathlon; writing

Dialects: British, Cockney, East European, Italian, various New York, Yiddish

RECENT (workshops)

TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (dir. Carol Fox Prescott)   Claire        NYSCA Grant Recipient

MEN I NEVER DATED (solo play)                               Woman    Ensemble Studio Theatre