Jeffrey Q. Martin
As an arts administrator, Martin has worked for the Broadway and touring companies of 42nd Street, Urinetown, and Blast! as well as at Tuacahn Center for the Arts in Southern Utah. He has taught courses at the University of Oklahoma and Dixie State College. Directing credits include Sundance, Tuacahn, Provo Theatre Company, St. George Musical Theatre, and BYU. His memberships include Actors’ Equity Association, International Ticketing Association (INTIX), and The Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
In 2011, Martin headed the Simon Shaheen Residency Project, which was funded by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. The project was a collaborative effort to bring Simon Shaheen and five other Middle Eastern musicians (who now live in the US) to BYU for a four-day residency. Martin directed the project in conjunction with the Beauty and Belief exhibit in the Museum of Art at BYU. While the musicians were on campus they hosted workshops for students about different Middle Eastern instruments and Arabic rhythms and music styles. His workshops and performances allowed BYU students to have a new exposure to live Arabic music and to learn the differences between different types of world music. The residency project was a collaborative effort of the College of Humanities, Jeremy Grimshaw from the School of Music, the CFAC Dean's Council, and members of the Museum of Art staff at BYU.
Martin currently oversees the operation of the Ticket Office at BYU, and is an employee of Arts Production. He helped organize the BYU BRAVO Performing Arts Series, started in 2012, by arranging for Audra McDonald to come as the first performer in the series. He also arranged for the Salzburg Marionette Theatre to perform The Sound of Music and Hansel and Gretel at BYU for their 100th anniversary tour.
In 2015, Martin was the creative producer of BYU's production, and the US premiere, of The Count of Monte Cristo after Frank Wildhorn, the composer, approached him about the opportunity of bringing the musical to BYU's stage. The same year, he oversaw the second annual OFF THE MAP: BYU International Arts Festival, which brought three companies—from France, New Zealand, and USA/China—to BYU to interact with students of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. The project was funded by the Laycock Center and was used in conjunction with several of the Theatre and Media Arts classes on campus.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, Martin organized another BRAVO! and OFF THE MAP series, funded by Laycock Center, which included This is the Moment: The Musicals of Frank Wildhorn and the LEO and Next Door Companies.