Kathleen Martin is the senior editor of Point Blank Press.
Previously Kathleen was the co-founder and senior editor at Wit’s End Publishing, where she edited and published the works of Charles Willeford, including the career-spanning selection of his short fiction and complete poetry project, The Second Half of the Double Feature among other projects.
She was also the co-editor of the Prime Books publication of the World Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award nominated publication of Leena Krohn’s Tainaron: Mail From Another City.
Kathleen has also worked professionally as an actor.
Her professional acting career began when she moved from Brown University, to where she had received a full scholarship, to New York to study under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse as a classmate of Jeff Goldblum’s. She also worked and workshopped with David Mamet at Goddard College, alongside William H. Macy
She worked professionally as an actor in Peter Schumann’s Bread and Puppet Theatre through her membership of Larry Gordon’s Early Music Ensemble (Village Harmony), in the Boston Shakespeare Company, and The South Bay Repertory Company.
Her leading roles include Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives, Elvira in Blithe Spirit and she originated the role of Cassandra in the musical Cassandra.
She acted in numerous short films, including work for Academy Award-winner Michael Korolenko, but is best known for her work in the theatre and as a voice actor. Some of her notable voice acting roles include Robert Desiderio’s radio adaptation of Sartre’s No Exit and Ray Bradbury’s Dandelion Wine for Boston’s WCOZ. She also was a member of the Harvard University Choir, under the directorship and tutelage of John R. Ferris.
Behind the scenes, she managed the young people’s program at the Los Angeles Lee Strasberg Institute and was the managing director of the Chicago Trinity Square Ensemble Theatre.
Her verse and other writings have been published in Light Quarterly and other magazines.
More recently she voiced Janice Shriek in the short film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel SHRIKE: AN AFTERWORD, which she took over from Linda Hunt. VanderMeer commented on her performance: “I love Kathleen Martin’s evocation of Janice Shriek. I really can’t see her voice as sounding any other way now.”