Martha Van Der Bly | Chorus- Voice
Martha is a Dutch actress working in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Ireland. Martha trained as an actress at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin and The Actor’s Centre in London.
Theatre includes the role of Beatles photographer ‘Astrid Kirchherr’ in ‘The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away – The Alan Williams Story’ (New Theatre, Dublin), Electra (lead) in Euripides ‘Electra’ (Players Theatre, Dublin), Annabella (lead) in John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ (Theater aan ‘t Spui, The Hague), Anna in Maxim Gorki’s ‘The Lower Depths’ (Gasthuis Theater, Amsterdam), Magdalena in Garcia Lorca’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ (Lord Stanley Theatre, London), and ‘Eva Schloss’ (lead) in ‘And Then They Came For Me’ (London: Various & South Africa tour).
Commercial work includes her performance as ‘The German Woman’ (female lead) in the TV commercial ‘Surprise’ for Ogilvy & Mather / Forum Bank. ‘Surprise’ was TV Commercial of the Year in the Ukraine and was shortlisted for the Cannes Lions. Film include, beside many short films, a role in ‘Het Leven uit 1 Dag’ (Marc de Cloe) and ‘8.5. hrs.’ (Brian Lally – Best Irish Feature, Festival of Clonmel).
Martha founded her own production company, Rose Rebel Productions.
Rose Rebel produced the exhibition of foto-film ‘iKiss The World’ that premiered in the Central Hall of the OBA Amsterdam and ran for four months in the summer of 2014. ‘iKiss The World’ is an on-going collaboration with British photographer of the National Theatre London, Simon Annand.
Rose Rebel currently produces the feature length film ‘FORTY YEARS OF SILENCE, a docu-drama about Auschwitz-survivor Eva Schloss.