Martin Andrews is an actor, director, and storyteller. In 2009 he co-founded WORKING GROUP THEATRE, a nationally-recognized theatre company, whose original plays, events, and educational programs are created in collaboration with artists and community partners to tell the untold stories that surround us. He has received support from the New England Foundation for the Arts, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters, the Met Life Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The National Endowment for the Arts, and others. Martin is a certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and was Co-Creator and Co-Director of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL FITZMAURICE VOICEWORK CONFERENCE in Barcelona, Spain, which brought together over 100 students and teachers from twelve countries. Martin was the Core Creator and Producer of THE BROKEN CHORD PROJECT, an award-winning theatrical examination of Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving carried out through interviews with patients, doctors and caregivers. From 2010-2015 he was the creator and director of WAS THE WORD, a monthly spoken word, storytelling, and music series in Iowa City that raised money for human service organizations. Martin co-produced/co-directed TELLING: IOWA CITY and TELLING: ALBUQUERQUE, full-length plays created from the stories of returning veterans and acted by the vets themselves. As an actor, Martin has originated roles in seven world premiere plays with Working Group and has continued to act around the country developing new work and performing established plays at The Kennedy Center, Hancher Auditorium, The Know Theatre, Riverside Theatre, Duke City Repertory Company and many more. Before moving to Chicago in 2017, he served as Artistic Director of SHAKESPEARE ON THE PLAZA, a free public Shakespeare Festival in the urban center of Albuquerque. Martin has taught and directed in the Department of Theatre at Central New Mexico Community College, Cornell College, Coe College, and The University of Iowa.
MFA Theatre, University of Iowa; M.Ed Social Science and Latin, Wright State University; BA History, The Ohio State University.
Languages: English Specializations: Acting, Shakespeare, Voiceover
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