Upcoming Events

September 2014

I am thrilled to be working again with up & coming director, Blayze Teicher, in the short play Invasive Species by David Haan. Commissioned by The Blowout Theatre Company, Invasive Species, is part of Spoke the Hub’s Director’s Choice Showcase, featuring work from emerging playwrights.

Show dates: Friday September 5 and Saturday September 6 at The Gowanus Arts Building – 295 Douglass Street, Brooklyn. Performances begin at 7:30pm both nights. I look forward to seeing you there!

For tickets and show details, please visit: Spoke the Hub Director’s Choice Showcase.

July 2014

Next up, I’ll be appearing as a guest speaker on the comedy podcast, Are you Famous Yet? The brain child of Bryn Packard and also starring the lovely Nilsa Reyna, Are you Famous Yet? provides an honest look at the life of a working actor in NYC. Make sure to download Are You Famous Yet? to check out my interview.

June 2014

Get your tickets now for the Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company’s In Transit event. Commissioned by the NY Transit Museum and featuring the work of local New York City playwrights, In Transit explores the art of storytelling set against the backdrop of the New York City Subway System.

Show dates: Thursday June 5 and Friday June 6 at the NY Transit Museum. Doors open at 6:30, performance begins at 7pm.

For ticket and show details please visit: In Transit.

May 2014

I’ll be performing in The Brewing Dept.’s reading series, The May Event, a “work-in-progress” showing of three unique, immediate, and important new theatrical projects. Featuring artists hungry for audience feedback, The May Event furthers TBD’s commitment to keep audiences directly involved in the theater making process. Each project will be followed by a talkback where the audience will collaborate directly with the artists on their work.

Show Dates: 5/24/14 at 2:30pm at “The Shop” Cap 21 Studios – 18 West 18th Street, 6th Floor
5/25/14 at 7:00pm at “The Shop” Cap 21 Studios – 18 West 18th Street, 6th Floor

Tickets are free and can be reserved at THE BREWING DEPT. May Event.

April 2014

Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company’s ensemble piece What Happened…, featured in The New York Transit Museum’s PLATFORM Series, received a wonderful review in the NY Times. Make sure to check it out in the link below!

NY Times – Platform: A New Performance Series at The Transit Museum

I’ll be performing in the Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company’s ensemble piece What Happened… which will be featured in The New York Transit Museum’s PLATFORM Series.

Join us Thursday, April 10 for an evening of live performance, stop animation, Greek choruses, puns, yarn bombing, and a walk on the moon — all set against the backdrop of our 1936 subway station home.

April 10 | 6:30 pm
Tickets: $10 / $5 Museum Members

Full lineup and tickets at NY Transit Museum

February 2014

Thrilled to be a part of Abstract Sentiment Theatre Company’s Block and Talk Reading Series this Sunday February 23, 2014 at The Producer’s Club 358 West 44th Street in The Prince Theatre! The reading begins at 7pm and admission is free ($10 suggested donation at the door)!

To RSVP please visit: Abstract Sentiment Theatre Company

So far 2014 has provided wonderful opportunities for growth. I’m excited to be joining the Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company once again for their Valentine’s Day event, The Love Speakeasy. The Love Speakeasy is an intimate evening of performances, wine, cocktails and dessert to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

In Advance: $20 for one; $35 for two
At The Door: $30 for one; $45 for two

To purchase your tickets in advance please visit: Modern Day Griot Theatre’s Love Speakeasy

January 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Next up, I’ll be appearing as Dirty Beauty in Steve Mielczarek’s quirky one-act play, Moles. Eat Worms. Directed by Grayson Gund, Moles. Eat Worms. is part of the LIC One Act Play Festival. Show dates are: Saturday January 25th at 8pm and Sunday January 26th at 2pm. For tickets and directions, please visit: The LIC One Act Play Festival.

December 2013

I’m extremely humbled to be part of Modern Day Griot Theatre Company’s Playwright’s Lab Series, featuring the new work of talented playwrights from the NY area. I’ll be appearing in Coney’s Beached Mermaids by Karina Billini; Storyville Manor by Pharah Jean-Philippe; and Underground by Stephanie Bok. Come check it out Monday December 9th at 7pm and Thursday December 12th at 7pm at ART/NY at 138 South Oxford, Brooklyn. Admission is free and refreshments will be served! For more information, please visit: Griots’ INK – Staged Readings of New Work.

September 2013

Be A Good Little Widow closed to amazing reviews. Here’s a look at what critics had to say:

Aamira (Martinez) makes Melody’s naiveté and cuteness seem wholly authentic.
Welthy has such palpable chemistry with Robbie Tann as Brad
-Adrienne Urbanski, Theater Is Easy

(Martinez) and Holliday are incredible, and give beautifully believable, finely calibrated performances. They will both break your heart.
- Lisa Del Rosso, One Magazine

Aamira (Martinez) is very capable of negotiating the emotional curves demanded of her by the playwright.
- Susan Hasho, Theater Pizzazz

The play’s strongest moments occur when Melody (Aamira Martinez) attempts to bond with Hope (Chris Holliday), trying to see the sense in her coldness.
- Susan Hasho, Theater Pizzazz

I’m proud to announce that I will be co-producing and starring in Bekah Brunstetter’s Be a Good Little Widow this September at the Wild Project. Featuring Chris Holliday, Matt Bittner, and Robbie Tan* and directed by Elena Araoz, Be a Good Little Widow is a surprising dark comedy that explores love, loss and everything that comes after. The show runs September 12-22 and tickets are available for purchase at www.beagoodlittlewidow.com.