Summer 2020

Matt has been awarded a Directing Apprenticeship at Opera Steamboat where he will work on Ariadne auf Naxos and devise a new opera entitled, Cookie.

Spring 2020

Matt is directing Evie’s Waltz by Carter W. Lewis at The Hollywood Fringe in Los Angeles, California. More info.

Winter 2020

Matt Presents his research at The Southeastern Theatre Convention (SETC) in Louisville, KY. His Workshop is entitled: Be a STAR! Integrating Disabled Students in an Acting Class through “Speaking, Transitions, Awareness, Reaction” (STAR)

Matt plays Shloyme in God of Vengeance at Ohio State, sponsored by The OSU Syndicate 

Matt is devising a new play through archival research and storytelling techniques called, Once Upon the Oval, opening April 2nd in Columbus, OH

Fall 2019

Matt stars in Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Thurber Theatre, Columbus, OH

Matt books a Watson’s regional commercial. 

Matt composes new music and serves as Musical Director for the world premiere of Jen Silverman’s Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder. Read the review here. Also listed as top 10 Theatre in Columbus.

August 2019

Matt books a National Proctor & Gamble commercial alongside Camila Mendes.

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