Renita Martin - Actor/Writer/Musician

Renita Martin is a critically acclaimed author, thespian, musician, and producer whose works have appeared on "Good Morning America," in Ebony Magazine, and the Boston Globe

Renita is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), the National Performance Network, and Alternate Roots. She has appeared in Off-Broadway, regional and international theater productions, as well as independent films and broadcast television.
Renita is the author of Rhythm Visions Never Do Be Finished (Rhythm Visions Production Company) and Shotgun Wedding (Samuel French). She has contributed to several anthologies, and written music for various media including the currently running podcast, "Jump at the Sun." Some of her award-winning plays include Five Bottles in a Six PackLo She Comes, and Blue Fire on the Water.  

Renita's numerous awards include Ebony Magazine’s and Pine Sol’s “Unsung Hero Award”, All Out Art’s “Fruitee Award for Outstanding Play”, the “Telly Award” for best music video, the “Arch Bruce and Brown Play Award”, the National Performance Network’s “Creation Fund Grant”, and community service awards from the Fenway Health Center, Boston Women’s Service Club, and Eta Phi Beta Sorority.

Renita is on several lists. Some favorites are Creative Action's 11 Black Poets to Read on Black Poetry Day, Go Magazine's "The Very Best of NY Theatre" and Curve Magazine's "Favorite Theatre Artists."

Renita is founding director of Rhythm Visions Production Company, an organization providing arts programs, employment opportunities, and housing to underserved communities. She also serves as a guest lecturer at Brown University and artist-in-residence at the historic Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre. She enjoys teaching and performing across the globe. Some performances and lectureships include the University of Mumbai, the United Nations Conference on the Status of Women, Tougaloo College, Harvard University, and Emerson College.

She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the National Writers Union, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Phi Beta Theta International Honor Society. 

Renita adores the living artist and is continually blessed and inspired by her vibrant peers. She is honored to be creating at this moment, during these soul-defining times.