EMC: Equity Eligible
"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees through the desert for a hundred miles repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." - Wild Geese, Mary Oliver
Named 2012's Malibu Music Award's "Young Artist of the Year," Martha Thatcher's career has taken her across the country, from Los Angeles, to New York City, and everywhere in between. A Susan Carter Theatrical Scholar, she has been featured on film and television, as well as at the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. An accomplished singer, Ms. Thatcher has been featured at many historic Los Angeles venues, from Hearst Castle to the Montgomery Arts House for Music and Architecture in Malibu, California, and at many historic venues across the continental United States.
Born in Los Angeles, Martha graduated with a BFA in Acting from the Oregon Center for the Arts, where she was educated by actors, directors, casting professionals, playwrights, and more from the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). After graduation, Martha was honored to join OSF's Acting Company, before returning to Los Angeles to pursue further roles in theatre, film, & television.
Since returning to Los Angeles, Martha has appeared in a variety of film and television roles, including as Series Co-Lead Scarlett in Misfits - An unreleased web series written & directed by Stranger Things' Grace Van Dien, and as Ainsley Wildes, the fan-favorite psychic in Burn The Witch: The Series - Streaming now on Youtube. Martha was recently seen by Los Angeles audiences as Celia in the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's 25th Annual Season's production of As You Link It, and as Sophie (Catherine The Great) in Write Act Repertory's production of The Path to Catherine - A new musical detailing the early life of Catherine The Great.
In addition to her work as an actor, Martha has worked professionally as a singer for the past decade. Classically trained and proficient in multiple styles, Martha is passionate about her work in musical theatre, as well as any opportunity she has to present new works by living composers. Martha is currently a Resident Artist at The Montgomery Arts House for Music & Architecture where she enjoys a close collaboration with Composer-in-Residence Maria Newman, for whom she has recorded upwards of 20 new works.
To learn more about Martha, follow her on Instagram at @marthanotmargaret