As well as being an emerging playwright, Martha has extensive experience as a magazine writer, having worked her way up from writing copy for advertorials to having several of her own features and columns and even editing her own issue. From blogging, critical writing to satire, Martha is used to adapting her voice to any form.
November 2020 - present
Connect With Art - Writer
Martha is a regular writer for new arts platform 'Connect With Art'. Her role involves having a keen eye on the local arts scene, interviewing artists and highlighting the need for further arts support in the community.
September 2014 - present
Connect Magazine - Columnist
Martha has written copy, features and columns for business magazine 'Connect' since she was just 17 years old. Writing under pseudonyms and her own name, her articles have their own distinct style, but each take an accessible and satirical slant on local events and global trends alike.
September 2018 - July 2020
Bailiwick Express - Reporter
Martha formed a key part of a small journalism team reporting for an online news platform based in Jersey, Channel Islands. Duties included conducting interviews, recording breaking radio bulletins, reporting on court cases, political news and community matters as well as uploading all content onto the website.
Connect Magazine - Editor
As a result of Martha's long-running contributions to the magazine and website, she was invited to be a guest editor at age just 22. This involved chasing contributors for copy, organising photoshoots, proofreading all submissions and writing the editor's foreword before signing off the issue for print.
September 2020 - present
InkBlot Creative - Freelance copywriter
Since leaving her full-time job in journalism in 2020, Martha has been working with clients ranging from corporate to creatives to ensure their copy is the best it can be. As part of the team at InkBlot Creative, Martha has worked on press releases, articles and website copy.
September 2015 - June 2018
King's College London - Comparative Literature BA
Martha graduated with a first-class degree from King's College in Comparative Literature - a study of world politics and power dynamics through the lens of literature. Martha graduated as one of the three prizewinning students in her year. During her degree, Martha studied texts from around the world, critically reading and analysing Francophone literature from France, Algeria and Guadeloupe in its original language and considering the impact translation has on the work's meaning.
Jersey Arts Centre commissioned playwright
Martha was selected as one of nine commissioned playwrights to produce a series of sketches for the Jersey Arts Centre's online writing project 'Scenes from a...' Her scenes took readers on unexpected adventures everywhere from a doctor's surgery toilet cubicle to under a table at a wedding.
March - April 2017
RIFT - Writer in Residence
Martha was selected as one of ten young playwrights to take part in a month-long residency with RIFT theatre company at their Styx space in Tottenham Hale. The residency culminated in the production of Martha's short play 'Howling' as a rehearsed reading.
October 2011 & October 2014
Paines Plough - Writer in Residence
Aged 14, Martha was selected to participate in Paines Plough's initiative 'Come to Where I'm From', alongside local writers as well as the company's commissioned writers including James Graham. Martha first performed her monologue at the Jersey Opera House before reviving the piece at Paines Plough's CTWIF installation at the Southbank Centre for the London Literary Festival 2014.
New Plays Project - Winner
Martha's play 'Broken Record (Repeat to Fade)' was selected by renowned dramaturg Claire Grove and the Jersey Arts Trust as a winning entry for this playwriting competition. As the youngest ever entrant and winner, Martha had the opportunity to work with now Artistic Director and CEO of tiata fahodzi, Natalie Ibu to bring her script to life at the Jersey Arts Centre.
September 2018, September 2019
Jersey Festival of Words - Blogger
Martha is a regular blogger for the local literary festival, requiring her to attend and review a diverse range of events for the website. From discussions on quantum physics to debates about the refugee crisis, Martha has to be adaptable, angling each piece around the particular audience each event attracts to document the festival.
References, more information and further examples of work available on request