058 : Shamikah Martinez : Writer, Producer & Performer

Shamikah Martinez Post

After college Shamikah (@smart_inez) worked as a video producer but through improv got the performance bug and hasn’t looked back.

After creating viral videos with her YouTube comedy group Candy Slice,Shamikahteamed up with friend of the show Molly Austinto createthe comedy duo,Emotistyle.

Shamikah’s continued to expand her creative palette and has written her own one act playwhich she’s debuting this month at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City and is co-creating a short film with her boyfriend and business partner, Adam Donald (MAD Pictures).

You’ll hear Shamikah discuss her path of creative exploration, the power of joint ventures, and that it’s less about whether someone will reject you than about how you react when they do.

“Stop waiting for someone else to give you opportunities.” – Shamikah Martinez

Mentioned in this episode:

Sunset Boulevard
Amy Poehler
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
Candy Slice – Video Phone (3Mil views)
Barely Political (YouTube Channel)
Hannah Hart (YouTube Channel)
chescaleigh (YouTube Channel)
Emotistyle – ‘Morning Face’ (Beyoncé Parody)
Suzanne Shepherd
Labrinth Theatre Ensemble Workshop
Dogfish Film Accelerator
True Detective (TV Show)

(Feature photo by Adam Donald)

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