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About Anthony Martinez-Briggs

Anthony Martinez-Briggs is a 2018 F. Otto Haas Award finalist, Wilma HotHouse company member, Bearded Ladies Associate artist, curator (Asian Arts Initiative; Bearded Ladies; ILL DOOTS), teaching artist (PYP, Wilma Education, Village of Arts and Humanities), actor/deviser (Applied Mechanics, Ninth Planet; Bearded Ladies; and the Wilma Theater, among others), writer (2019 theater residency: Kimmel Center; Code BlueBlack Planet, and co-adaptation of Romeo and Juliet: Wilma Theater; Follicle grant recipient for UNTITLED), and Barrymore Award-nominated sound designer (Arden Theater, Simpatico Theater, Passage Theater, Swarthmore College, UArts & Bienvenidos Blancos: Team Sunshine Corp). They are also known as “Us”: emcee and original member of the band ILL DOOTS, seen at The Wilma Theater in An Octoroon and in Flashpoint Theater’s Hands Up: 6 testaments, 6 playwrights (Barrymore for Original Music) as well as music venues across Philadelphia and the US. Their most recent albums The Mess and ‘age’ were both released in 2020 and are available everywhere. Stay tuned in at illdoots.com and follow @ILLDOOTS on social media. Look out for ILL DOOTS work in "Our Norristown" with Theater Horizon in 2022.

Dedicated funding for the Sounds of Learning Dress Rehearsal Program has been provided by The William Penn Foundation, Hamilton Family Charitable Trust, Eugene Garfield Foundation, Wells Fargo, Universal Health Services, Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, The McLean Contributionship, and Mr. William A. Loeb

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