Mindy Pfeffer1

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 has studied writing with Eduardo  Machado and Marsha Norman.  She was an Artist Fellow with the LABA House of Study at the 14th Street Y. 
Mindy is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild.