Natasha Martina

Natasha is employed full time at the University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Drama.  MA (Movement Studies), BFA (Acting), CMA (Certified Movement Analyst).  She is a Certified Movement Anayist through the Bartenieff/Laban Somatics Institute and is pursing her Somatic Movement Education Certificate in Body-Mind Centering. 

As a performer, Natasha has worked for over ten years at various theatre companies across the United States and Canada. Some of her favorite roles include: Rosella Stoley,The Neighbors Wife (Unspun Theatre, Dora Award Best New Play 2005), Eva in Kindertransport (Center Stage, Seattle and Invisible Theatre, Tucson), Isabella in Edward II and young Elizabeth in Richard III (The California Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley). Other professional credits include television, voice-overs, and motion capture work.  Direction Credits include:Vimy by Vern Thiessen for Bzzt Trap Door Theatre andDysmorphia by Marcus Goodwin for Ground Cover Theatre. For the Greystone season credits include: Better Living by George F. Walker, All Through the Night by Shirley Lauro, The Odyssey by Mary Zimmerman, Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp, The Ends of the Earth by Morris Panychand Interview from Amerian Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie.  Natasha's theatre company, Ground Cover Theatre, is in development on a new project currently entitled Displaced set to premier in 2014. Natasha’s Assistant Director Credits include: Kite Runner adapted by Matthew Spangler, Theatre Calgary and Citadel Theatre.  Movement Direction Credits include: Kite Runner adapted by Matthew Spangler, Theatre Calgary and Citadel Theatre, A Christmas Carol, by Michael Shamata, Persephone Theatre, [Sic] by Melissa Gibson, Greystone Theatre, Trail of Crumbs, Miscellaneous Theatre Festival, London, UK and Shivers, MATP Advance Theatre Practice, CSSD.