Caitlin Strom-Martin

Caitlin Strom-Martin

Caitlin is a Meisner Technique-trained actress living in beautiful Sonoma County, CA, and performing all over the San Francisco Bay Area, including Ross Valley Players, Left Edge Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, and Novato Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird, Jean in August: Osage County, Vanessa/The Moms in Dance Nation, and Chick in Crimes of the Heart. After she and...
Caitlin is a Meisner Technique-trained actress living in beautiful Sonoma County, CA, and performing all over the San Francisco Bay Area, including Ross Valley Players, Left Edge Theatre, 6th Street Playhouse, and Novato Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird, Jean in August: Osage County, Vanessa/The Moms in Dance Nation, and Chick in Crimes of the Heart. After she and her husband lost their business to the pandemic, she began concentrating on writing and finished Ghost Cat, her (signature) first play. She also enjoys writing short, folksy horror stories, and will force them upon you if you ask. She is a Theatre Bay Area adjudicator, reader for the Ashland New Plays Festival, member of the Dramatists Guild, and a Broadway World acting nominee. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Mills College, and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College. She is a rampant knowledge monger who is well-known amongst her friends for possessing the most random, obscure factoids and historical snippets ever.

Plays

  • Ghost Cat or, The Mother-Daughter Play
    NEW DRAFT AS OF 06/2022
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    On a road trip across the Southwest, Ruth and Amy, a mother and daughter with a fractured relationship, spend the night at one of America's most haunted hotels, in an interlude that will change their...
    NEW DRAFT AS OF 06/2022
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    On a road trip across the Southwest, Ruth and Amy, a mother and daughter with a fractured relationship, spend the night at one of America's most haunted hotels, in an interlude that will change their lives forever. As the divide between believer and non-believer is confronted, so too are long repressed memories and incidents that Amy has grappled with all her life. What does it take to repair the ragged bonds between a mother and her child? Is it ever too, too late to make things right? This play explores what is supposed to be the most sacred bond of them all, and demonstrates the consequences of that bond being violated.
  • REMAIN CALM, a short play
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    19 pages. When nuclear war breaks out during a semi-professional theater company’s performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the audience and actors are left trying to figure out what to do.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a...
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    19 pages. When nuclear war breaks out during a semi-professional theater company’s performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? the audience and actors are left trying to figure out what to do.

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a work in progress, and is an emotional response to the horrible invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and how this author (who is both an actor and playwright) feels about it.
  • tell me who i was ( a 15-minute play)
    Accepted to Rogue Theatre Festival, 2022
    Finalist, Lower East Side Play Festival 2022

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    10 Pages. A mother and daughter grapple with their response to the ever-worsening conditon of Caroline, the family matriarch, who is dying of dementia.
  • Beyond The Mask: A Devised Theatre Piece
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    Playwrights: Caitlin Strom-Martin, Lillian Myers, Juliet Noonan-Bivetto, and Laura J. Davies

    During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, an anxious horror author with a massive case of writers block seeks...
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    Playwrights: Caitlin Strom-Martin, Lillian Myers, Juliet Noonan-Bivetto, and Laura J. Davies

    During the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic, an anxious horror author with a massive case of writers block seeks inspiration and quiet in a local cemetery. Here she encounters 3 manifestations of the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone, who help fuel her creative fire, and give her the will to carry on. Devised for the theatre, by 4 professional theatre actresses, and filmed during the pandemic, this play has yet to receive its proper staging. Contains 4 excellent monologues for women/female-identifying actors of all varieties.
    NOTE: The final filmed version is around 45 minutes long, but appropriate staging of this piece as a play could add length to the production.
  • The Gang in Room 9, An Absurd Musical Extravaganza by Caitlin Strom-Martin and Shelby Arthur
    IN DEVELOPMENT. Seeking Development partners!
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    Playwrights: Caitlin Strom-Martin and Shelby Arthur. We are seeking a librettist, a lyricist, and an offer to commission this musical extravaganza for production. We need a generous patron/entity to help finish this piece. Two original songs have...
    IN DEVELOPMENT. Seeking Development partners!
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    Playwrights: Caitlin Strom-Martin and Shelby Arthur. We are seeking a librettist, a lyricist, and an offer to commission this musical extravaganza for production. We need a generous patron/entity to help finish this piece. Two original songs have already been written, and are in word-form waiting to be developed further.

    Broadway superstar extraordinaire Mandy Patinkin (seen here as his Inigo Montoya persona) has it all: fame, fortune, and a fabulous entourage of the best Broadway costumers and backup dancers ( known as the infamous Room 9 Gang). Poor aspiring actors, Llana and Svetlana, from an unnamed Soviet country, are his #1 fans. Leaving their bleak futures behind, the sisters journey to America to join Mandy's gang. But can they help him outwit the evil machinations of his arch-nemesis, James Spader (always the supporting player to Mandy's bright star), who is determined to foil every move that Mandy makes? And can their Yoda-like mentor, Christine Baranski, help shape them into the stars they know they have always been? Find out in this musical spoof glitter bomb of a show, inspired by music from Baccara, ABBA, the opening Meryl Streep dance number in Death Becomes Her, and such musicals as Mama Mia!, and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
  • Sharp Ends, A Ghost Story
    CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPEMENT
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    A 1-Act Play (potentially could have an intermission), with room for expansive staging and special/practical/ creative effects.
    In this small-town horror fable, a young boy convinces his...
    CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPEMENT
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    A 1-Act Play (potentially could have an intermission), with room for expansive staging and special/practical/ creative effects.
    In this small-town horror fable, a young boy convinces his babysitter to take him to the old abandoned mansion that's rumored to be haunted, with terrifying results. Do curses really exist? Are ghosts real? Is the cat an accomplice to the unspeakable evil that has befallen the town?
  • Monologue: Dad's Raccoons
    A young woman implores her mother to intervene when her father's raccoon feeding gets out of control.
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  • Monologue: Letter to The Babysitter
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    (NOTE: This is still a work in progress) A naive young babysitter reads the letter of instructions for her new charge, a four-year old who is also the heiress to a massive automobile fortune.
  • Monologue: An Ode to Writer's Block in the Time of Covid
    A horror writer grapples with trying to finish her novel during the pandemic. This monologue formed the basis of the devised play, Beyond the Mask, filmed in spring of 2021.
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