Martha Stuckey creates original material inspired by ancient stories, the alchemy between artists, the vibrancy of the moment, and sublime transformation. Stuckey is a trained, classical soprano, is a former musical theater fan, and is a gigging funk/R&B singer. All things considered, she creates performances that ache, flirt, and dare.
Most recently, Stuckey produced and performed the world premiere of the original work DUE TO THE SENSITIVE NATURE at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. In Due To The Sensitive Nature, Martha Stuckey recounts moments of pleasurable pain and painful pleasure with hilarity, vulnerability, and secret sharing. Haunting and hostile, Martha's voice soars as she sings folk melodies cut with 80's pop synth alongside the unearthly sounds of steel guitar. The piece will be soon be produced for new audiences.
Billy Penn named Stuckey a "young professional creating the new Philadelphia sound." She performs her original music at Maison 208, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and FringeArts. She held a solo performance series called "Moonlighting" at FringeArts in 2016. She is also touring THE SABBATICAL, the critically acclaimed piece collaboratively devised while receiving her MFA in Devised Performance from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training and the University of the Arts.
Stuckey also devises and performs with Pig Iron Theater Company (PAY UP, 99 BREAKUPS), SwimPony (THE END Game), Mural & The Mint (CLOSE MUSIC FOR BODIES), Cynthia Hopkins (REQUIEM FOR FIVE SHOWS), Lightning Rod Special (HACKLES), and The Bearded Ladies (MOMMY QUEEREST, GET PEGGED).
She leads Red 40 & The Last Groovement and was in residency with the band at FringeArts from 2014-16. In 2015, Ars Nova Theater selected the band to perform in ANTFest. In 2016, Red 40 & TLG released the album SHE'S KEEN TO FEED. The band's musical, THE BEST SONGS YOU EVER HEARD SHOW, has been developed at FringeArts and produced by the University of the Arts in 2017. The band has played at FringeArts, Johnny Brenda’s, Kung Fu Necktie, the Art Museum and a sold-out Union Transfer.