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 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.
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: www.nyckidsproject.org
Mindy Pfeffer | Actor
AEA SAG -AFTRA
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
REGIONAL AND STOCK
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
FILM AND TELEVISION
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
TWO-CHARACTER PLAY (dir. Carol Fox Prescott) Claire NYSCA Grant Recipient
MEN I NEVER DATED (solo play) Woman Ensemble Studio Theatre