Marika Barnett was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1934. A survivor of the Holocaust, she escaped Hungary as a young college student after Soviet troops crushed the anti-communist revolution of 1956.
A published photographer, she is currently working on her book: “Beauty and Dignity in the Slums of India”.
In 1967 the Harvard Film Club made a 10 minute film of her screenplay, “The Square”.
In 1976 a short play of hers — in verse and in Hungarian — was performed to a limited audience in Boston.
Her non-fiction articles have been published both in Budapest and in New York.
She has been a member of the Playwrights’ Platform since 2005. Wrote several short plays, two of them received the “Audience Appreciation Award” at the Platform’s annual Festivals.
She is currently working on two longer plays and a screenplay. She is also co-authoring the book of a musical.