(he/him)Washington Improv Theater
Martin improvises with the rock comedy team Heavy Rotation and the duo Unknown Number, directs and techs Erick Acuña’s one-man show Acuña Acuna, and writes and performs sketch comedy.
Training-wise, Martin has completed the curricula at Washington Improv Theater and Dojo Comedy and has also studied at the World’s Greatest Improv School. Appearances in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Capital Fringe Festival, and the New York Musical Improv Festival are among Martin’s festival credits.
Years ago, during a Connor Ratliff workshop, Connor described one of Martin’s characters as a “sad dad.” This is currently Martin’s crowning improv achievement.
To Martin, seeing students succeed brings a feeling like the one from performing in a good show, except it lasts a lot longer.
Giving positive notes and providing scenework tools are the focuses of Martin’s teaching style.
As a student, Martin has trained at Washington Improv Theater, Dojo Comedy, and the World’s Greatest Improv School. Martin is grateful to have done enough improv to have a favorite improv subject: game.
“We got a lot of time to practice and also discuss what we were learning, and Martin broke down the concepts of a good scene really well.”
“Martin did a fantastic job of providing uplifting feedback.”
“I enjoyed how structured the class was. The explanation for each exercise and explaining how to use it on other scenes afterwards was very helpful.”