is a freelance theatre artist who experience includes, but is not limited to designing, directing and acting for theatre, opera and musicals though out the country
Directing experience includes: The Wayside Motor Inn, Moon Over Buffalo, Rumors, Little Shop of Horrors, Children of Eden, Titanic the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Me and My Girl. Evil Dead: the Musical, Man of LaMancha, The Tenderland, Venus, Noises off and many more. Favorite Roles include The Lecturer in Reefer Madness: the Musical, King Arthur in Camelot, George Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Noah in Children of Eden and Jesus in Godspell. The Duke/Dr. Carrasco in Man of La Mancha
Martin has served as resident set designer for the Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha, NE since September of 2008 designing all of the productions including The Goat or who is Sylvia, A Behanding in Spokane, and God of Carnage. His set designs there for Reefer Madness: the Musical and In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play won best set design for the Theatre Arts Guild. Other Design credits include the Off Broadway production of Mack the Knife, the Life and Times of Bobby Darin. He is also part of the design team at The Ivoryton Playhouse having designed the sets for Rent, Memphis the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors and Chicago.
Martin has worked for countless theatres across the country including The Yale Repertory Theatre, The Clarence Brown Theatre, The Lake Erie Ballet, Opera North, The Connecticut Musical Theatre, The Illinois Repertory Theatre, Illinois Opera, The Saybrook Stage Company, The Barrow Civic Theatre, The Academy Theatre, Opera North, The Playshop Theatre, Bridget Saint Bridget Theatre, The Rose Theatre, Omaha Ballet Theatre, Act 2 Theatre and Yale.
Besides teaching for the Performing and Visual Arts Department, Martin serves as the Players Director. Previously he has also taught theatre at Allegheny College and Iowa Western Community College and The University of Illinois.
Martin holds a BA from Albertus Magnus College, an MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a certificate in drama from Yale School of Drama.