August 2019

Matt will present his research on how to prepare students to work successfully in the regional theatre market at The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Matt has taught “The Craft of Acting” during the 2018-2019 year where he was nominated for the Graduate Associate Teaching Award and has helped students book work all over the country for the summer. In the 2019-2020 year he will teach “Introduction to Theatre” and “Movement and Voice.”

Summer 2019

Matt has been awarded a directing fellowship at The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 

May 2019

Matt stars as Will in The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse/Spectrum Film Festival’s production of Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally, directed by MJ Bruder Munafo.

April 2019

Matt organized and brought Scott Barrow, a colleague and master teacher from Tectonic Theatre Project to Ohio State to lead workshops and discussions with students and faculty. 

Matt completes his full length play, “Polaris” which chronicles life of Inuit Alaskans in The United State’s most northern city, Barrow/Utqiagvik, Alaska

March 2019

Matt presents his research at the selective Hayes Research Forum at The Ohio State University. He was one of ten graduate students in the arts selected from blind abstracts and was the sole member from the Department of Theatre selected to present his work on how to diversify characterization in musical theatre ensembles. 

Matt receives a grant from the Snow/Morrow Fund from Ohio State

Matt presents his research at Bursting The Silos: An Interdisciplinary Arts Colloquium sponsored by the OSU Syndicate.

Matt presents his research at The Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC) in Cleveland, Ohio on how to transform summer stock to meet the acting demands of today. 

Matt books a featured role in a national Red Roof Inn commercial 

February 2019

Matt opens Her Naked Skin at Ohio State University where he played Charlie.

January 2019

Matt books a role in a Hollywood movie starring Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo. Directed by Todd Haynes.

November 2018

Matt books a principal role in Telhio Credit Union commercial airing in 2019.

October 2018

Matt stars as Dirksen in “Are You Now, or Have you Even Been…” at Short North Stage by Carlyle Brown, directed by Nadine George-Graves

October 2018

Matt appears in “A Sunday Morning in the South (White & Black Church Versions)” at The Ohio State University’s production of “She Too, Sings America” by Georgia Douglas Johnson, directed by Aviva Neff