Matthew is a an actor and playwright of short stature and high energy. Originally from Connecticut, Matthew earned his BFA in Acting from Boston University. While at BU he fell in love with performance in many forms, from new plays to Shakespeare, devised work to Commedia Dell'Arte. Whether acting or writing, BU gave him the skills to push boundaries and the appreciation for any collaborative ensemble.
Since graduating Matthew has based himself in various locations on the East Coast. He's worked with ensembles from DC to Boston to his native Hartford, and hopes to see the whole country while making theater. He enjoys storytelling that speaks to the present moment, relieves audiences of their daily stresses, and everything in between.
Comedy of Errors - Dromio of Ephesus - Hartford Stage, dir. Darko Tresnjak
Midsummer Night's Dream - Francis Flute - Hartford Stage, dir. Darko Tresnjak
The Fre - Broday Fre (upcoming) - The Flea, dir. Niegel Smith/pw Taylor Mac
The Taming of the Shrew - Baptista - Shakespeare and Company, dir. Kelly Galvin
Not My Monster! - Vasily - The Flea, dir. David Monteagudo
You Never Touched The Dirt - Various (workshop) - Clubbed Thumb, dir. Ken Rus Schmoll
Sincerity Forever - Lloyd (reading) - The Flea, dir. Dina Vovsi
Brighton Beach Memoirs - Eugene - Playhouse on Park, dir. Cie Peterson
Two Gentleman of Verona - Valentine, Julia, Launce - Valley Shakespeare, dir. Tom Simonetti
Twelfth Night - Sebastian - Valley Shakespeare Festival, dir. Tom Simonetti
Pandora's Box - Prometheus - Edinburgh Fringe Festival, dir. Sean Harris
Parade - John Slaton/Brit Craig - Boston University, dir. Clay Hopper
Mouth Open Eyes Closed - Performer and Writer - Boston University
Misalliance - Bentley - Boston University, dir. Bryn Boice
Delirium - Smerdyakov - Boston University, dir. Jonathan Solari
Big Love - Piero/Leo - Boston University, dir. Adrienne Boris
The Bag Man - The Queen - Boston University, dir. Jonathan Solari
The Three Letters - Capitano Spezzaferro - Accademia Dell'Arte, dir. Michele Bottini
Poetry Club - President (Lead) - W.I.T. (Waiters in Training)
Mouth Open Eyes Closed - Jason (Supporting) - MTM Productions
Boston University School of Theatre -- BFA Acting Cum Laude
Acting: Mary V. Buck, Michael Hammond, Michael Kaye, Mark Cohen, Elaine Vaan Hogue, Judy Braha
Voice: Paula Langton, Christine Hamel, Matt Stern
Movement: Judith Chaffee, Angie Jepson, Betsy Polatin, Tamala Bakkensen
Dory Sibley, Helena Walsh, Michele Bottini
Armed/Unarmed Combat, Driver's License, Basic Puppetry, Football, Baseball, Roller Blading, Biking, Handstands, Juggling, Dialects and Accents (RP, Northern Ireland, Dublin, Drawl, Twang, Scottish), Mask Work, Conversational Spanish, High Pitched Shrieking
TO TEACH A MOCKINGBIRD -- FULL LENGTH
When students witness a racially charged incident between her and a white teacher, Alyssa must learn how to advocate for students of color without endangering relationships with her white colleagues. Meanwhile, in order to keep up with the curriculum there is no time to acknowledge how relevant To Kill a Mockingbird's racial injustice still relates to modern day New England.
Workshop, Kennedy Center 2016 dir. Martin Damien Wilkins
Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 2017
Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Foundation 2017
Semi-Finalist, Princess Grace Award 2016
Reading, Boston University 2015
MAN ZOU -- FULL LENGTH, COWRITTEN WITH TREVOR LIU
Come celebrate 8 years in America with Trevor as he confronts the possibility of losing his visa this July. An exploration of his journey with food, drinks, and music at the Lower East Side's best Taiwanese restaurant.
World Premier, Ho Foods Restaurant - May 2018
PANDORA'S BOX -- FULL LENGTH
Pandora's Box follows a group of high school students as they perform a play inspired by a recent school shooting and Greek Mythology. As the students disagree with each other and audience members begin to interject, it becomes clear that few people in the community know how to cope with tragedy. A political play about listening.
World Premiere, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013
MOUTH OPEN EYES CLOSED - SOLO PERFORMANCE
One student's decision to report her rapist sheds light on other student's experiences with sexual assault and harassment. Running at about 45 minutes Mouth Open Eyes Closed explores how violence on college campuses effects the entire community, and how students can protect themselves.
World Premiere, Boston University 2015
SPREAD THE LOVE - 10 MINUTE
Two Bostonians do their best to not fight each other on the T...and end up fighting everyone else.
Production, Boston Theater Marathon 2016
Premiere, Playground Festival 2015
WHO IS JACK - ONE ACT
Two friends role play their options after one of them has been sexually assaulted.
World Premiere, Touch Me Philly 2015