Jim Martyka’s An Old Secret and Timing…All In The premiere Down Under!

Jim Martyka’s An Old Secret and Timing…All In The premiere Down Under!

TU’s Director of Publicity Jim Martyka is thrilled to have two of his original short plays making their international debut at the Short + Sweet Festival in Sydney, Australia, currently running.

In Timing…All In The, John and Paul are roommates. John is very lucky. Paul is very unlucky. As they both pursue their dreams in the City of Angels, we see their lot in life manifested in their daily interactions and learn how more often than not, luck simply comes down to timing.

In An Old Secret, three special friends try to hide from society by burying themselves deep in a forest. All is going well until a good-natured but dim country bumpkin comes to visit. Now the ladies must do what they can to protect themselves and a secret no one can know…

Jim is excited to share two scripts developed with his company to an international audience, especially as part of such a prestigious festival!

About Jim Martyka

Jim Martyka is a founding member of Theatre Unleashed and serves as the company’s Director of Publicity. He has acted in several of its productions, including The Birthday Boys, 25 Plays Per Hour, Boy Gets Girl, Sleeping Around, The Devil’s Bride, A Feast of Snacks, A Very DIE HARD Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, which he adapted for the stageJim has worked in numerous independent films, TV and national commercials. He is also the founder and executive producer of the production company Hold For Plane Pictures, which has produced 24 short films in less than four years. Jim is also an accomplished journalist, published author, book editor, consultant, playwright, musician, poet and a former Guinness World Record Holder for watching the most consecutive hours of movies without sleeping (53 and a half hours!).

About Short + Sweet

Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful Theatre, Dance, Cabaret, and Song Festivals around the world. We provide audiences with exciting and contemporary works that challenge and entertain. Short+Sweet’s mission is to build theatre-going audiences around the world. Beginning as a small festival of 10 minute plays in Sydney, Australia, we have grown into a global organization. Short+Sweet has made a huge impact on the Australian theatre scene through developing new, original work with emerging artists and providing a platform for established artists to showcase their talents. Our vision is simple – a more creative world 10 minutes at a time! For more information about this year’s festival, check out their website!

Jim Martyka

Jim Martyka

Jim Martyka is a founding member of Theatre Unleashed and serves as the company’s Director of Publicity. He has acted in several of its productions, including The Birthday Boys, 25 Plays Per Hour, Boy Gets Girl, Sleeping Around, The Devil’s Bride, A Feast of Snacks, A Very DIE HARD Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, which he adapted for the stage. Jim has worked in numerous independent films, TV and national commercials. He is also the founder and executive producer of the production company Hold For Plane Pictures. Jim is also an accomplished journalist, published author, book editor, consultant, musician and poet. He is a published playwright and proud member of the Dramatists Guild. He is also a former Guinness World Record Holder for watching the most consecutive hours of movies without sleeping (53 and a half hours!).

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