Arts and creativity strengthen our community. They drive economic, social, and educational activities with great efficiency. Michael Martinez highlights his experiences as an artist and arts administrator working to make theatre and theatre education accessible to a wider and more diverse audience. He’ll pepper his presentation with great behind the scenes stories, as well as some hands-on theatre education experiences.

Michael Martinez is the executive director, writer, composer, and performer at Live Theatre Workshop. He has been working with Live Theatre Workshop since 2001. He also teaches musical theatre classes. In addition, he creates and teaches musical theatre programming for Tucson-area schools. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Arizona. While there, he focused on vocal performance and composition. In spring 2013, Michael completed his Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Arizona. His MPA degree focused on nonprofit management and program evaluation.

Michael is a professor of arts management at the U of A School of Theatre, Film , and Television. He is devoted to creating opportunities for marginalized communities who have been systematically blocked from participating in arts and arts education.

Some pics from our March 18 hybrid meeting.