Marta Rainer

category: Actor,

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Artist Statement

White Plains native Marta Rainer has performed her acclaimed solo show Unaccustomed to My Name Off-Broadway, across America and internationally since 2001. A founding ensemble member of the award-winning New York Neo-Futurists, Marta has had her original works produced at the Kraine Theatre, HERE Arts Center, and the Cherry Lane Theatre (New York City), and Trinity Rep (Providence) in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes. Her first feature screenplay (Radio Cape Cod  dir. Andrew Silver) made its PBS debut this past Valentine  Day after a 2008 theatrical release. Other favorite New York and regional acting roles include Izzy (Rabbit Hole), Woman (Laughing Wild), Carol (Oleanna), Sylvia (Sylvia), Trinculo (The Tempest), and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night). Past collaborators include Second City founder Paul Sills (NY premieres of Yeats: The Stories of Red Hanrahan, and Evening Clouds), and Moscow Art Theatre director Viacheslav Dolgachev (The Seagull, Classic Stage Company).  Marta is a proud graduate of the New Actors Workshop, where she trained with Mike Nichols, George Morrison, and Paul Sills. Marta, also a published non-fiction writer, has taught acting and/or playwriting at New Actors Workshop, New York Film Academy, Virginia  New Voices for the Theatre Festival, and privately, as well as at her alma mater, Wellesley College.

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