Torry Martin is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, comedian and author. In addition to penning humor columns for a variety of national print and online publications including Cloud Ten Pictures, On Course Magazine, Enrichment Journal, Front Yard Worship and Clubhouse Magazine, Martin is the author of seven comedy sketchbooks published by Lillenas Drama Publishers. Torry’s unique sense of humor caught the attention of the producers of the popular children’s radio series, Adventures in Odyssey, who enlisted him to lend his writing skills to the show. Martin went one step further, creating the delightful recurring character of Wooton Bassett, based loosely on himself.
An accomplished actor, Torry starred in the national touring company of Columbia Artist’s musical comedy, “Around the World in Eighty Days.” He has appeared on The Learning Channel and the Fine Living Network; won top honors as both writer and actor in the Nashville 48 Hour Film Project; and has twice been named Grand Prize Winner for both Acting and Writing by the Gospel Music Association. A storyteller at heart, Torry has graced the stages of hundreds of secular and sacred venues across the country, sharing a brand of comedy described by author Paul McCusker as, “Garrison Keillor with a spiritual perspective.”
Torry regularly teaches at Christian writers and filmmakers conferences on topics that include “Sketch Writing 101,” “Comedy in Action/Show me The Funny,” “Discovering Your Calling and Finding Your Gift,” “The Art of Collaborative Writing,” and of course, “Shameless Self Promotion and Networking.” As co-author of the book, “Shameless Self Promotion…and Networking for Christian Creatives,” he expounds on his unique approach to networking which eschews the common idea of ‘what can you do for me,’ and turns it around with a ‘how can I help you?’ attitude. You can think of it as a kind of ‘friendship evangelism’ for your career.
As Rene Gutteridge, popular screenwriter and author of 16 novels said, “When you meet Torry Martin, you suddenly have 300 new friends.”