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Theater

Marta has the part of Cindy in the avant-garde play "Fefu and Her Friends," recognized as a feminist play for its all-female cast,[ central ideas of gender roles, and its bold deviations from conventional stage presentation and audience involvement. This is one of the best-loved Off-Broadway plays of recent years. In it, the audience follows the lives of eight different women in five environments. The actions of the play demonstrate the daily power struggles of women in a society that is dominated by men.Trish Hawkins directed the play, which was performed in Kingston, NY.


Marta has acted in murder mystery dinner shows with Murder Cafe (www.murdercafe.net). Directed by Frank Marquette, the troupe presents hilarious comedy dinner theater. The most recent shows that Marta was in were The Night of the Witches Wedding and A Christmas Carol (our only non-murder mystery show.) In other Murder Cafe shows, Marta was the Countess Elsa in A Wedding In Transylvania and acted in A Murder to Die For, Recipe For Murder and several others.


In 2011 and 2012 Marta performed with T.M.I. (which stands for Too Much Information).  T.M.I. presents original plays featuring funny, poignant, powerful and honest stories from amazing, brave women and men who are willing to share very personal information. It began in 2010 under the direction of Eva Tenuto, and the shows have had great critical acclaim. After seeing the show in 2010,  Marta was so impressed that she joined T.M.I. for their second season, and continued for the third season in 2012. She was thrilled to be a part of the group.  Visit the T.M.I. website at www.tmiproject.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Starling-Productions/112241138791557.



Film

Marta acted as a body double for actress Tina Louise in the film "Late Phases," directed by Adrián García Bogliano, and was a background actor in the film as well. Due in large part to Bogliano, Latin America has become a horror film hot spot over the past couple of years. Now the director is hoping to make a splash in the U.S. with "Late Phases," which was shot in upstate New York. The movie relates the story of a cantankerous blind vet named Ambrose McKinley (Stake Land‘s Nick Damici) who moves into a retirement community where residents have been dying from dog attacks — although, as Ambrose starts to realize, the mutts may be more than mere canines. See www.imdb.com/title/tt2420756/ for information, and check out this article on Fangoria: www.fangoria.com/new/exclusive-first-set-photoscomments-boglianos-late-phases/

Marta also acted background parts for "The Tuba Thieves" (a recreation of the seminal John Cage performance of 4'33"), "The Ticket," and two Katie Fforde films: as a nurse in "Fire and Water" and a NYC businesswoman in "Paradise Fields." Filmed by a German crew, they will be shown on prime time German television in 2014.

In the film "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding," starring Jane Fonda,  Marta plays a friend of Jane (Grace, in the movie), both at an anti-war rally filmed in Woodstock, NY, and in two parties at "Grace's" home. The movie has to do with love and forgiveness, and was filmed in Ulster County, NY. You can read Jane's blog about it here: janefonda.com/peace-love-and-misunderstanding-2/. It premiered in the 2011 Woodstock Film Festival and has now been purchased by IFC Films. The film centers on a Woodstock resident (Fonda) who is visited by her estranged daughter (Catherine Keener) and her children. “We fell in love with this film in Toronto and couldn’t be more excited to be working with one of the world’s greatest filmmakers, Bruce Beresford, and his amazing cast," said IFC Films president Jonathan Sehring. "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding will delight audiences across the country who will be elated to see Jane Fonda give her best and juiciest performance in decades."

Marta also has the lead role in the independent short film "The Little Vampire," produced and directed by Eric Sazer.




Other Information

An acting student of Ann Citron, Marta has performed at Ann's studio, Canaltown Alley in Rosendale NY.  There she has done a number of improvisations and given monologues from the Jack Gilhooley play "Dancin' To Calliope" and from Nick Zagone's "Sixty Years to Life." Sha also played Milton in David Ives' one-act play "Words, Words, Words" as well as several other short plays.