Lesson Feesfrom $75.00 / 30 Minutes
A writer, director, actor and fight director, Matt has more than 70 theatre and film credits, including a six-year stint as a Blue Man in the popular Blue Man Group, where he performed more than 1,000 shows and played in front of millions. His work has been seen at such theaters as the Astor Place Theatre (Off-Broadway), Charles Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Boston Theatre Marathon, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Hartt School of Music, Eastern Conn State Univ., Western Conn State Univ., CCRI, Counter Productions Theatre Co., Dean College, and Carnegie Hall to name a few. Matt had the fortune to work alongside Pulitzer Prize, two-time Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Horton Foote while serving as Fight Director on the 50th-anniversary production of The Trip to Bountiful at Hartford Stage. A graduate of the University of Connecticut's Drama department, he has also done graduate work in Directing at Indiana University and holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Stage and Screen) from Lesley University. His plays/screenplays include The East, CHOKE, 160 North, For the Love of Dog, The Heist, God in a 747, Black Diamond, The Architect, Rattlesnake Suitcase, Son of Valor, The American Dream, Taped, The Long Road to Light and In Deep. Local directing credits include American Idiot, In The Heights, Cabaret, Talk Radio, The Crucible, Noises Off, The Boys Next Door, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Little Shop of Horrors and Almost, Maine. His original play, The East, written with Craig Handel, was presented on Dean College’s Main Stage in Franklin, MA and was a National Presenting Production at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region one. His play 160 North has been translated into Hindi and adapted for the screen with Chhoti Production Company/Cineplay in Mumbai.
Currently, Matt is the Artistic Director and Program Director of the Theatre Department at Stonehill College, The Stonehill Theatre Company. He is also the founder and Artistic Director of the Target Stage Company.
Acting is all about the other person in the room. What is the NEED that I have which must be found in the other. This frees the actor to actively engage with their objective, free from self-critique and self-consciousness. Acting is active. Acting is doing. I work with actors to refine their objectives and to pursue them with abandon.
My work is greatly influenced by Declan Donnellan's The Target and the teachings of David Mamet.
Lesley University, MFA Writing for Stage & Screen
Actors' Equity Association
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