Moriah Martel is an actor, writer, filmmaker and theater artist from rural New England. She has performed throughout LA, NYC, Chicago, the northeast and the UK with The Kennedy Center, The Second City, Shakespeare and Company, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in numerous independent venues. Beginning training at a young age Moriah has studied with Norbert Leo Butz, James Franco, Deborah Aquila, Nataki Garrett, and Shakespeare and Company among others. She received her BFA in acting with honors from CalArts along with a self designed minor in film and an anthroplogy focused minor in social science. Additionally Moriah has worked as a theater educator in Los Angeles, Vermont, The US Virgin Islands and in New York City with Classic Stage Company.
Moriah is a founding member of CalArts alumni collective Book Club creating, producing, and performing original theater in Chicago. In 2019 she founded the creative platform Look at This, with the mission to support and create opportunities for radically accessible creative expression. Her short films have screened throughout the US and her collaborative feature screenplay, Love in the City, was selected and workshopped for Full Spectrum Features inaugural Independent Producers Lab in 2020. Current projects include Cassie + Lennon, a short film with Tanagrine Dreams and The Mermaid on Stage, a solo show.
Moriah is investigating and creating the radicle, the accessible, the communal and the magical. Imagination creates change.