Martin Andrews is an actor, director, voice teacher, and theatre facilitator. In 2009 he co-founded Working Group Theatre where he has helped to create new plays that have been published in the New York Times Magazine and called "... some of the most important political theatre of the decade" by the Huffington Post.  His work has received support from The Association of Performing Arts Presenters/ Met Life Foundation Re-imagining Community Participation Program, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Iowa Arts Council, The University of Iowa, and The United States Department of Justice. Currently, he is creating/developing RIOT BALLET, a collaboration among theatre artists in Bogota, Columbia; Montreal, Canada; and Barcelona, Spain. The piece will examine how peaceful protests turn violent. He was the Core Creator of THE BROKEN CHORD PROJECT, a year-long examination of Alzheimer’s Disease carried out through interviews with patients, doctors and caregivers; improvisation and storytelling classes with dementia patients; and service as bedside Hospice aides.   He is the creator and director of WAS THE WORD, a monthly spoken word, storytelling, and music series he created in 2010 that raises money for human service organizations.  In 2011 he created MAKE IT BETTER, IOWA, a Theatre of the Oppressed training series for LGBT Youth dealing with harassment.  He co-directed TELLING: IOWA CITY in 2012, a full length play 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.  He has continued to act around the country developing new work and performing established plays. 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 50 students and teachers from nine countries. He has worked extensively as a voiceover artist, and founded his own voiceover company in January 2010, Canopy Creative Productions, where he directs voice actors and oversees audio editing and production. Martin earned his MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa, an M.Ed from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a BA from The Ohio State University.

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