Caitlin Strom-Martin

Caitlin Strom-Martin is a graduate of the Meisner Technique Studio, where she trained as an actor for two years. Caitlin has directed and acted professionally in the Bay Area for five years, as well as running a business with her husband. Caitlin recently directed a short play for the Women’s Theatre Festival at 6th Street Playhouse, Time Stands Still at The Raven Performing Arts Theater, and was seen as Mayella Ewell in 6th Street Playhouse’s production of To Kill A Mockingbird, for which she received a Broadway World Regional Acting Award nomination for Best Featured Actress. She has acted in, and directed, several staged reads, encompassing the many formats that are produced, including, Top Girls, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Smell of the Kill, and The Women of Lockerbie. She originated the role of Mya in the world premiere staged read of JoAnneh Nagler’s Ruby and George in Love at Sonoma Arts Live, and also originated the role of Poppy in The Ferryman staged read at Ross Valley Players’ RAW Festival. She is excited to share this special form of theatre, as it opens up many more creative possibilities for actors, and helps to develop underutilized acting muscles. Her philosophy about acting is best summarized by the Sanford Meisner rule: Don’t do anything unless you’re made to do it.