Martin Friedman has been a director, teacher and theatre administrator for over thirty years, Martin is the Artistic Director of Lake County’s only professional theatre, Lakeland Civic Theatre. His most recent directing and producing credits include Next to Normal, Proof, Anyone Can Whistle, November, Assassins, The Ideal Husband, A Long Day’s Journey in Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, Sunday in the Park with George, Noises Off, The Imaginary Invalid, Cabaret, The Miser, She Loves Me, Diary of Anne Frank, Plaza Suite, I Hate Hamlet, A Little Night Music, Company, Death of a Salesman, Measure for Measure, Into the Woods, All My Sons, Blithe Spirit, Merrily We Roll Along, Sylvia, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Born Yesterday, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Crimes of the Heart. Friedman holds a BS degree in theatre education from Emerson College (Boston), an MA and a Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a certificate in non-profit management from Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Non-Profit Organizations. As a communications consultant, Dr. Friedman has worked with law firms and businesses on how to improve communications with employees and the public, and on the development of diversity programs using theatrical scenarios. He also teaches at John Carroll University and Lakeland Community College.