marta da silva (artistic director)
Marta is a multilingual actress and performer who has been part of a wide array of stage, screen and vo productions.
Born in Madrid, raised between Spain and Portugal, and educated at a British school, she moved to Glasgow in the fall of 2012 to earn her MA in Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. There she met fellow founders Lisa and Gavin. She graduated with merit on November 2013. In 2015 she joined the co-op agency Play Actors and moved to London in pursuit of new exciting opportunities.
Marta is a fluent speaker of several languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Always trying to expand and improve her skillset - and just naturally curious by nature - she hopes to develop her training in puppetry, VO and Performance Capture for games.
Besides acting she enjoys photography, music, baking, reading and travel. She is currently taking archery lessons and is working on her singing.
Marta is committed to devising and performing new work with other young, emerging artists. She also hopes to dabble in writing and directing, having plans to adapt a Spanish play rarely performed in English and put on at least one show a year with Starbound (more info on this on the news section)
She was fortunate to be accepted into RADA's prestigious "Acting Shakespeare" 2014 summer programme after successfully auditioning for it, where she met Starbound's other US founder, Léerin.
concha huerta (finance director)
Former McKinsey & Company Manager of Administration at Madrid Office, Concha developed her career both in fashion and in the entertainment industry. Launched her own leather fashion label and managed the National Spanish Leather Brand with ICEX.
Later Concha joined TV channel Canal + as director of Cinemedia, a Spanish Cinema Digital Encyclopaedia, and later as the executive producer of 50 fiction programs.
In 2000 she became the Spanish Cinema Director at Antena 3 TV and the executive producer of Ensueño Films.
Concha has a background in law, an MBA by IE and London Bussiness School, a Fashion Design degree by UC and a Master in Creative Writing by ECH.
Currently she publishes her writing in an Arts & Culture Blog which she launched in 2009. Concha also organises and runs 2 book and film clubs in Madrid and Lisbon.
lisa michaels (associate artist)
Lisa is a Detroit based actor who was born and raised in Michigan. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia, and an MA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - where she and Marta studied together.
Some of her favourite performance credits include: Sheri in Detroit Public Theatre’s inaugural production of American Hero, Danielle in the world premiere UK tour of The Tinderbox (Glasgow, London, Edinburgh), and Cordelia in the world premier of As Flies to Wanton Boys (The Arches, Glasgow). Lisa has also acted around the United States and Canada with CubeCity Entertainment, The Berman Centre, Missoula Children's Theatre, Jewish Ensemble Theatre, and the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village.
In addition to acting, Lisa is a trained classical opera singer, fencer, and avid traveler, She is also a core member of the Greenfield Singers. with whom she regularly sings turn of the 19th century trio repertoire.
léerin campbell (Associate artist)
Léerin Campbell is an American-Irish actor currently earning her Masters in Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. She is member of the Actors' Equity Association's Equity Membership Candidacy Program (AEA-EMC) in the US and is close to reaching her union card.
In addition to being a company member of Starbound, she is also a part of Fourth Wall Down which is based out of St. Louis, MO.
Léerin earned her undergraduate degree in theatre and a music minor (harp and voice) from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. She has also received additional acting training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England (Acting Shakespeare) - where she and Marta met - and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA (Month-Long Winter Intensive).
Some recent and favorite roles include: Alice in The Drowning Girls (Fourth Wall Down Theater Collective, St. Louis, MO), Julie in Miss Julie (Bankside Repertory Theater Company, Alton, IL), Marilyn in Behanding in Spokane (St. Louis Actors' Studio, St. Louis, MO.) To learn more visit leerincampbell.com
gavin todd (Associate writer)
Gavin's theatrical career began in nursery school playing the role of Joseph in the nativity. Several other nativities followed as well as other primary school plays. He starred in his first musical, "The Hired Man" while attending Craigmount High School in Edinburgh. While at Craigmount he also appeared in "Little Shop of Horrors" and "The Wedding Singer" among many other productions.
He spent two and a half years at Dramaworks at what was then known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, followed by a scholarship to attend the Academy's summer Shakespeare course where he met co-founders Marta and Lisa.
Following high school, he studied Law with French Legal Studies at the Universities of Glasgow and Strasbourg. During university he appeared in "Much Ado About Nothing" with Student Theatre at Glasgow, as well as writing three original plays ("Hope Here", "Anaphylaxis", and "Red Judicata") for the same group, and starring in Glasgow University Student Television's "ISO-9".
He currently works as a Civil Servant for Her Majesty's Government to pay the bills, while he continues to work on several writing projects and a podcast with co-founder Marta.