Writer

Marta Rainer

Marta Rainer
Marta has performed her acclaimed one-woman show Unaccustomed to My Name across America and internationally since 2001. A founding ensemble member of the award-winning performance art collective The New York Neo-Futurists, Marta's original works have been produced at the Kraine Theatre, HERE Arts Center, PS122 and the Cherry Lane Theatre (New York City), and Trinity Rep (Providence). Other favorite New York and regional roles include Woman (Laughing Wild), Izzy (Rabbit Hole), 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, Evening Clouds), and Moscow Art Theatre director Viacheslav Dolgachev (The Seagull, Classic Stage Company). Marta's non-fiction writing has been published in a variety of magazines, online venues and books, including profiles of American stonemasons in The Stone Primer, (Story Pubishing, 2007).  A Russian and Theatre Studies double major at Wellesley College, Marta holds an M.A. in Acting from New Actors Workshop/Antioch University McGregor, where she studied with Mike Nichols, George Morrison and Paul Sills.  Marta is on the Acting Faculty of New Actors Workshop, New York Film Academy, and Wellesley College.