Just a Giant Cinderella

In her first solo show, Martina Schabron, a.k.a. Just a Giant Cinderella, walks the fine line between dark humor and devastating tragedy to give you a glimpse of what it can mean to grow up secretly struggling with mental health issues. She takes you on a journey through her life, from growing up between two worlds and never feeling like she fit in, to battling her wicked and ever-present step-sisters, to finally breaking the mold, taking a chance on herself, and being her own damn fairy godmother. This unexpected show will make you laugh, cry, and everything in between. Contains mature language and centers on mental health topics, including suicide. Suitable for ages 18+.

Adults Only
50-60 minutes
Solo Performance, Comedy, Storytelling, Theatre
River North Media
3410 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

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Martina Schabron, a dual citizen of the USA and Switzerland, was born in California, but grew up mostly in Zurich, Switzerland. She's currently based in Toronto, Canada, fully bilingual in English (US) and Swiss German, speaks accent-free High German and has a working knowledge of Italian and French.
After obtaining an Hon BSc in Criminology and Psychology at the University of Toronto, Martina moved back to Zurich and worked in law enforcement for many years. Eventhough she discovered her passion for acting at an early age and has many years of training and onstage experience, she only started pursuing this career professionally when she moved back to Toronto at the end of 2020.
Since then she has been steadily building her resume on camera and on stage, as well as consistently working on her craft with coaches in LA, NY, Zurich and Paris. She just recently wrapped her first indie feature film as a lead actor (Invited, post-production) and is currently a cast member of "Stranger Things: The Experience" in Toronto, a production by Netflix, Fever and Mycotoo. 
In her free time, Martina loves to stare at the clouds, bake up a storm, watch all the people (not in a creepy way), take long walks anywhere and everywhere, and read about whatever her newest fascination may be. 

She's incredibly excited to embark on this new adventure as a solo performer and can't wait to bring her first show to the Fringe festivals in Denver and Vancouver! Be sure to follow her on Instagram for more information on current and upcoming projects and performances (@martinaschabron). 

Martina is a delight on stage. Her storytelling is vulnerable and funny. Her show is unique, touching and uplifting. Martina wins and so does her audience! I look forward to more!
Experiencing Martina Schabron’s solo show is akin to having one of those amazing deep conversations with a really close friend. Her show leaves you nodding your head in agreement all while getting goosebumps at the profound words being said. And most of all, her show leaves you knowing you aren’t alone in this world. She champions honesty and addressing mental health in such an authentic way that leaves you smiling, crying and laughing all at the same time. Martina embodies both immense talent as a writer and as a performer and should not be missed.
Martina Schabron's one-woman show is, miraculously, both scorchingly honest about some of the darkest neuroses that plague the (and her) human mind and yet also very funny. The admissions are sometimes a difficult watch, yet they land on a bed of laughter. It is performed with candor and considerable stage craft.
“I hadn’t met Martina before seeing her show. After seeing it, I felt as if I knew her personally, and that we had shared experiences. She has a way of intertwining comedy with tough issues we all face but never talk about. I had to give her a hug because her bravery in revealing herself, struck such a cord in my heart and my humanity. THIS is what art was meant to do and be. Do yourself a favor and see this show to enliven your soul.”

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River North Media

3410 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205

Entrance: The venue entrance is on Blake Street

Parking: Street parking and nearby lots 

Accessibility: River North Media is wheelchair accessible from the back entrance off the alley

Admission: You must show your ticket confirmation or purchase a ticket at the venue; all seating is general admission, audiences will wait in a queue before entry to the show