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Spotlight On: Rayah Martin



Connecticut Theatre Company’s “Spotlight On…” series continues with a look into our talented cast and crew of Calendar Girls. Get to know Rayah Martin who is portraying Ruth!




Introduce Yourself to Our Audience:

Hi, I’m Rayah Martin. I’ve been active in the Connecticut theatre community as an actor, director (and anything else needed) for about 25 years, and I’m happy to be back on this stage again!


Why did you want to be involved in this production?

I have really wanted to work with Tony and Stephanie again, so that was a big draw for me. I also have another friend who has done this show before, and she always expresses such a love for it. I wanted some of that for myself!


What sort of person is going to love this show?

Anyone who is or knows a woman “of a certain age” will fall in love with these characters. They express a range of personalities and concerns that anyone can relate to.


What do you love about your character?

Ruth has this underlying love of living in the moment. She is obstructed in this by other aspects of her life, but finds a way through. She loves being part of the group, even when she doesn’t quite fit in.


Without giving anything away, what’s your favorite line of dialogue?

“For the last time, I’M A RABBIT!”


Who do you look up to (as an actor/director/etc.)?

There are too many to name! I look at every creative experience as a learning opportunity. So right now I’m looking up to everyone else involved in this show for inspiration.


What’s the last thing you do before you step out on stage / the curtain goes up?

Crack my ankles.


What’s going to surprise people about this show?

I think people will be surprised at how funny it is!


Calendar Girls opens March 8th and runs through March 24th at Connecticut Theatre Company. Tickets on sale now!


“It’s a show full of poignant moments – about friendship, determination and hope; about loss in many forms; about the importance of acceptance; about knowing when to let go. But it also offers plenty of humour, as the six friends and WI members decide to pose nude for a calendar” – Liverpool Daily Post