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Matthew Gregory

Matthew Gregory

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
B.A. Acting/Directing, SUNY Albany, 1996
M.F.A. Theatre, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000

Matthew is an interdisciplinary theatre artist whose current theater work explores the nexus between art and politics, specifically through use of the comedy as a lens for investigating modern civil issues. 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 also teaches at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. See examples of Matthew's academic and artistic work at his website: www.matthewajgregory.com


Professor Matthew Gregory and Professor Kristin Horton organized a staged reading, directed by Gregory, and a panel discussion of Sulayman Al-Bassam’s play The Al-Hamlet Summit in March 2014 at Gallatin.  


Contact Information

Matthew Gregory

Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 515
(212) 992-9830
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Office Hours
Monday 1-3
Thursday 2-4:30
Friday 12:30-3


2015 Fall

Performing Comedy
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2014 Fall

Performing Comedy
Wed 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2013 Fall

Proseminar: Works-In-Progress: Criticism and The Creative Process
Mon 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

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

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