Carra Martinez


Carra Martinez


Carra Martinez is a collaborative theatre artist, scholar, community engagement specialist, and educator.

Based in Austin, Texas, Martinez is the Director of Live in America at Fusebox Festival. Carra also teaches in Playwriting and Directing and Arts Management at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the former Director of Community Engagement at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. In Minneapolis, Martinez also worked extensively at Penumbra Theater. As an artist, Martinez has collaborated with companies like Fusebox Festival, Playwrights’ Center (Minneapolis), Salvage VanGuard Theater (Austin), and Rude Mechs (Austin).

As a scholar, Martinez’s research focuses on the development of culturally-specific avant garde performance in the East Austin neighborhood. As an educator, Martinez has taught for more than twenty years at the middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. She holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in Theatre Historiography from the University of Minnesota.

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This year at Prelude, we are trying out

chain curating!

Carra Martinez

was invited by curator

Jake Hooker

and forms a part of

Chain 4


Live in America

Monday, 25 October 2021

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Live in America

Live in America gathers artists and thinkers across the cultural landscape to celebrate the power and potency of communities in performance.


Carra Martinez


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 4

Thursday, 28 October 2021

12pm ET


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 4

In conversation with artists and curators across the US that comprise the fourth chain in our chain curation programming this year.


Sherrine Azab, Jake Hooker, Benjamin Camp from Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Natalie Greene from Mugwumpin, Adil Mansoor and Paul Kruse from Hatch Arts Collective, Carra Martinez, Indee Mitchell from LOUD Theater

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