Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
B.A. Acting/Directing, SUNY Albany, 1996
M.F.A. Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000
Matthew is a theatre artist committed to promoting social and economic justice through education and the arts. He is theatre generalist with expertise in direction, acting, theatre history and costume design, but is interested in holistic approaches to theatre-making that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines. He has directed numerous productions at venues around New York including NYU, Theater for the New City, the cell and the Culture Project. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Saratoga Shakespeare Company and Off-Broadway at the Mint Theater. His costume designs have been seen at the Juilliard School, the Wheeler Opera House and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Matthew also worked as a costume artisan on various films including “X-Men”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, and “Charlie’s Angels”. He has been on the faculty at Adelphi University, SUNY Albany, Siena College and CUNY - Kingsborough. Currently, in addition to his work at Gallatin, Matthew serves as the Artistic Director of the Hive and also teaches at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Proseminar: Works-In-Progress: Criticism and The Creative Process
Mon 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM
theatrical design, performance, directing, history of the theatre, devised work, social and economic justice, science and theatre, Commedia dell Arte, satire and censorship, the psychological and physical effects of costumes on actors