Martha Irving – Director – Gaslight

Martha is an award-winning actor, director, narrator, and producer. Martha grew up on PEI, studied at LAMDA in England, and returned to the Maritimes in 1990, where she co-founded LunaSea Theatre in Halifax, directing, acting in, and/or producing over 20 productions. For Watermark, Martha directed last year’s Educating Rita. Other directing credits include Anne and Gilbert, the Musical  (Harbourfront, The Guild, NAC), Half Cracked (Neptune/EFT, and Ship’s Company), Salt Water Moon (Neptune/EFT), Donahue Sisters, Leaving Wonderland, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Woman and Scarecrow (LunaSea), Shakespeare on Trial (Off the Leash), and The Pirates of Penzance (Neptune YPCo.). Martha has been nominated for and received numerous awards, including the HRM Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre, the Merritt Award for “Best Actor (Female)”, The Coast’s award for “Best Actor Female (Theatre)”, a nomination for “Best Supporting Actor” from ACTRA Maritimes for the feature film  Roaming, and 14 Merritt Award nominations for acting, directing and producing, most recently for “Best Performance” in The December Man in 2021. Much love to my husband Anthony for his love and support and my father, Ron Irving, for his love and mentorship.

Previously at Watermark: Director of Educating Rita