Marta Effinger-Crichlow is an interdisciplinary artist whose body of work reflects her mission to fuse social issues, culture, and history. She has worked as a freelance dramaturg in cities like Chicago, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and New York. She received a Pittsburgh Multicultural Arts Initiative grant for her multi-media collage The Kitchen is Closed Startin' Sunday and collaborated with noted jazz saxophonist Billy Harper for her play Whispers Want to Holler. She is the author of Staging Migrations toward an American West: From Ida B. Wells to Rhodessa Jones published by University Press of Colorado. Marta is on the faculty at New York City College of Technology-CUNY. She was a 2017 IFP JustFilms Fellow at the Made in NY Media Center and a 2018 recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts-Individual Artist Grant. She is in Women Make Movies’ Production Assistance Program for her documentary project Little Sallie Walker.