Performance Trainer, Performance Editor
Martha Mendenhall has been creating original performance for over 10 years. As a founding member of the Charlottesville, Virginia, theatre company Foolery, Martha assisted in the development of and performed in the BBC “Most Innovative” award winning Cyrano; created, directed and performed in Cesario; and performed in the short film The Winemaker.
With Performers Exchange Project, Martha spearheaded an exchange with and presentation of the internationally acclaimed DAH Theatre, created and produced A Charlottesville Wunderkammer, and directed Shentai — two arts carnivals that celebrated Charlottesville area artists/performers and their work. Martha also worked with PEP members to develop the short plays Loony Bin Tragedy and Dido Versus the Squid Monster for these carnivals.
Martha has trained with The Atlantic Theatre Company, DAH Theatre and at The San Francisco Butoh Festival. She studied extensively with B. Stanley (a former assistant to Ingemar Lindh) of Theatre Du Jour in Washington, DC, performing in three TDJ projects. Currently, Martha lives in North Carolina and serves as the Director of Education for The North Carolina Shakespeare Festival.