Missionaries

Buren Martin and his wife, Dottie Martin in the kitchen of the loft apartment they've built inside a former high school gymnasium (soon to be performance venue) in Inman, SC. (Click images below for larger versions.)
Buren Martin and his wife, Dottie Martin in the kitchen of the loft apartment they’ve built inside a former high school gymnasium (soon to be performance venue) in Inman, SC. (Click images below for larger versions.)
Exterior of the Martins' new home. Staircase leads up to living quarters.The interior of the apartment, built to commercial specs, features exit signs.The fire wall that seperates the apartment from the as-yet incomplete performance space.Wide view of the Martins' new kitchen. The old gym's roof beams were left intact.

About twenty years ago, I was walking across the campus of USC in Columbia when a brown Toyota station wagon pulled over to the curb and, as I remember it, the driver leaned out of his window to ask me what I was doing with my life. His name was Buren Martin and I hadn’t seen him since he’d played the Toymaker opposite my Barnaby in a production of Babes in Toyland we’d done several years prior in Sumter, SC. Buren was about to accept a teaching position at North Greenville College (later University) as that school’s only drama instructor. More to the point, he was about to form a touring company in residence there and he needed actors.

      Missionaries

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