Writer/Director, Artist in Residence, Center for the Arts in Society
Anya Martin has worked with such theatres as the Vineyard Theatre, the West End Theatre, Epiphany Theater Company, and International Wow in New York City as well as regionally with Arena Stage in D.C., and City Theatre Company and Bricolage Production Company in Pittsburgh. As a playwright Anya's Anthropological Data: with actual human footage! an original ensemble satire based on immigration issues was featured in the Carnegie Mellon University's International Festival. Her play Teatro Latino de Pittsburgh was commissioned and presented at Open Stage Theatre as a part of Pittsburgh 250 celebrations. In 2008 Anya wrote articles for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2008 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Read her interviews and reviews of renowned international artists at www.pifof.org. As an educator or workshop leader, Anya has taught a range of age groups from kindergarten to people in their nineties; including classes at SUNY Westchester Community College, and The Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival, among others. In June of 2010 Anya traveled to Ireland to attend the Cork MidSummer Festival on behalf of the Center for Arts in Society. Currently, Anya teaches directing at Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, from where she is also a graduate. In addition to her Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing, Anya possesses a Masters of Fine Arts in theatre from Sarah Lawrence College in NY.