Profile Type: Artist
Kalob Martinez

Kalob Martinez is an actor who combined his professional interests in stage combat and voice acting and found puppetry. EL BETO stands as the culmination of his theatrical endeavors in puppet arts. EL BETO, a one-man hand puppet version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth molded in the world of the Mexican drug cartel, and is performed by code-switching between Spanish and English.

He is currently an ensemble member of Sandglass Theater’s , Babylon. He voiced and served as the puppeteer for Arthur Fiedler twice with the Boston Pops as narrator for “Peter and the Wolf” and “A Visit from St. Nick”. For five seasons he was the associate artist at the Classical Theatre Company in Houston,TX. He has performed as a mascot for the "Tournament Marathon Challenge" and the "Fantasy Football Marathon" both on ESPN. He also assisted in the puppet build for  "The Fanstasy Show" hosted by Matt Berry on ESPN2. Martinez is also a seasoned voice over actor for the English versions of Anime. The most popular titles include: No 6, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Halo Legends, Bodacious Space Pirates, and Starship Troopers: Invasion.


BA Acting, University of Houston. MFA Puppet Arts, University of Connecticut. Advanced Actor/Combatant, Society of American Fight Directors.

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Full performance of El Beto by Kalob Martinez

I Have Worked With

  • July 2018

    I performed El Beto for two night at the Great River Festival in July 2018

  • July 2018

    The Velcro Show! debuted at the Ballard Institue's Summertime Saturday Show on  28, 2018. 

    Velcro Kitty was king of his block in the big city of Houston, Texas. He knew how to navigate around cars, other cats, and the dreaded dogs, but now he faces a brand new challenge. His people are acting strange and they have put all their belongings in giant boxes–Velcro is worried. In this new Kalob Puppet Co. production, Velcro Kitty travels across the country and faces the challenges of moving to new neighborhood in small-town Connecticut filled with big cats and creatures he has never seen before. Can Velcro be king again? A story about finding your way, making new friends, dealing with bullies, and finding balance. This show is 40 minutes long and recommended for ages 5+.

  • June 2018

    I performed El Beto for one night in June 2018


  • Artist

Contact Information

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Job Title/Position: 
Puppeteer, actor, director
Mailing Address: 
60 Valley Street
Unit C
Manchester, CT 06040
Physical Address: 
60 Valley Street Unit C
Manchester, CT 06040
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
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Populations Served: 
Immigrant Populations
School Groups
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Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Society of American Fight Directors
MFA Puppet Arts Program, University of Connecticut
BFA Acting, University of Houston

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Lights up and down, 10 feet of square stage space
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Corporate Business
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Ages Served: 
High School-age
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