Artistic Associate

Since 2017

J. Salomé Martinez Jr. (he/him) is pleased to be a part of the Lookingglass family. His theatre credits include Cascabel and Big Lake Big City (Lookingglass Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); Parachute Men (Teatro Vista); This is Modern ArtHow long will I cry? (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); After (Profiles Theatre); As You Like ItMan of La ManchaThe Seagull (Constance Theatre); and The War of the Worlds (Hippodrome State Theatre). Salomé has also appeared on several TV shows and films such as EmpireSirensLaw & OrderCastleChicago Fire, Emmy-winning HBO mini-series Generation KillNYC UndergroundNew York, I Love You and the Oscar Nominated film The Messenger. He received his B.A in Theatre from Barat College and his MFA in Acting from the University of Florida.

Bio as of 2017

Monty is going through some intense experience, and Martinez, an honest and vulnerable performer, certainly lives that reality with potent force…Martinez…takes you on a moving journey that sets you off thinking

Chicago Sun-Times

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Credits And Awards

Theatre Credits


  • A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre)
  • Parachute Men (Teatro Vista)
  • This is Modern ArtHow long will I cry? (Steppenwolf Theatre Company)
  • After, As You Like It, Man of La Mancha (Profiles Theatre)


  • The Seagull (Constans Theatre)
  • The War of the Worlds (Hippodrome State Theatre)


  • Academic and Theatre Scholarship, Barat College 1997-2001
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Florida 2001-2004
  • Florida Players Winner Best Supporting Actor 2001
  • Irene Ryan Regional Winner Best Actor 2002
  • VASTA National Winner for Best Vocal Performance 2002
  • Mark Twain National Award Winner for Best Comedic Performance 2002


MFA in Acting, University of Florida
B.A. in Acting/Directing, Barat College
Commercial Audition Technique, Killian McHugh
Long Form Harold Improv Technique, IO West
Advanced Lessac Voice Training, Yanci Bukevic, Diane Garry, Erica Tobolski.
Alexander Technique, Kathy Sara
Stage Combat, Kirt Taylor