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Matt Wallace

 
Bio:
Matt has served as Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare since August 2013 where he has directed productions of TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HAMLET, MACBETH, THE TEMPEST, RICHARD III, and multiple ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Matt has served as Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare since August 2013 where he has directed productions of TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HAMLET, MACBETH, THE TEMPEST, RICHARD III, and multiple ... (read complete bio)
 

Matt Wallace Biography

Matt has served as Producing Artistic Director of Kentucky Shakespeare since August 2013 where he has directed productions of TITUS ANDRONICUS, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ROMEO AND JULIET, TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HAMLET, MACBETH, THE TEMPEST, RICHARD III, and multiple Shakespeare in the Parks tours. He was previously an Artistic Associate with the company for nine years from 2001-2010.

Matt has been Director/Facilitator of Shakespeare Behind Bars at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex since 2008. He served as Program Director and Facilitator of the SBB Multidisciplinary Juvenile Arts Program at the Audubon Youth Development Center and created the Shakespeare Beyond Bars program and Journeymen Programs for 18-21 -year olds at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex and Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education and VSA Kentucky, the state organization on arts and disability.

He was Director of Children’s Theatre and Audience Development at Derby Dinner Playhouse for several years where he acted, directed, and created the Performing Arts Academy. Matt has also directed and performed professionally at Chicago theaters, across the Midwest, and throughout the region for over twenty years. Film and TV credits include roles in THE PERFECT GIFT, 1 MESSAGE, PIECES OF EASTER, and FORREST GUMP.

He holds a BFA in Regional Theatre from the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis.

Matt was in the inaugural class of Alden Fellows at the Community Foundation of Louisville and was recipient of the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts Marlene M. Helm Alumni Award, Fund for the Arts Allan Cowen Innovation Award, Broadway World Louisville Regional Awards, and Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency Volunteer of the Year Award for Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Kentucky Criminal Justice System.





Matt Wallace News

Kentucky Shakespeare Presents ENTER GHOST, An Immersive Haunted Hamlet Experience Nex Photo Kentucky Shakespeare Presents ENTER GHOST, An Immersive Haunted Hamlet Experience Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

Continuing their tradition of a fall performance for Halloween, Kentucky Shakespeare presents an immersive new production inside their headquarters in Old Louisville. Kentucky Shakespeare commissioned playwrights Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds to create this hour-long event, conceived by the pair with Producing Artistic Director and director of the production, Matt Wallace. Utilizing silent disco headphone technology, audience members will move throughout this interactive experience inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

The Revelries Share 11-Song Compilation Album Photo The Revelries Share 11-Song Compilation Album
by Michael Major - Sep 14, 2022

EDGEOUT Records and The Revelries are excited to share their self-titled compilation album.  This collection of songs features fan favorites like “Cliche Love,” “Girls Like You,” and “So High”  and is a perfect sampling of The Revelries anthemic pop-rock guitar-driven releases from EDGEOUT Records. 

Kentucky Shakespeare Presents ENTER GHOST, An Immersive Haunted Hamlet Experience Photo Kentucky Shakespeare Presents ENTER GHOST, An Immersive Haunted Hamlet Experience
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Continuing their tradition of a fall performance for Halloween, Kentucky Shakespeare presents an immersive new production inside their headquarters in Old Louisville. Kentucky Shakespeare commissioned playwrights Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds to create this hour-long event, conceived by the pair with Producing Artistic Director and director of the production, Matt Wallace. Utilizing silent disco headphone technology, audience members will move throughout this interactive experience inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Pandora Productions & Kentucky Shakespeare Present SHAKESPEARE'S R&J by Joe Calarco Photo Pandora Productions & Kentucky Shakespeare Present SHAKESPEARE'S R&J by Joe Calarco
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

Joe Calarco’s R&J re-imagines the classic story of history’s famous doomed lovers as a modern coming-of-age tale in this co-production between Kentucky Shakespeare and Pandora Productions, Louisville’s only theatre company exclusively dedicated to telling stories of LGBTQ+ communities.

The Revelries Drop New Single 'Sleep Talk' Photo The Revelries Drop New Single 'Sleep Talk'
by Michael Major - Jul 8, 2022

The Revelries began as the brainchild of the vocalist/guitarist Beau Bailey in his dorm room during the fall of 2016 at Louisiana State University. They worked to transform their band into its own version of high-energy, U.K.-style Pop-Rock performing to audiences in local Baton Rouge dive bars to private events to venues across the Southeast.

TWELFTH NIGHT, RICHARD III & More Announced for 2022 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Photo TWELFTH NIGHT, RICHARD III & More Announced for 2022 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, has announced the 62nd annual free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival May 25-August 7, 2022, at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Old Louisville’s Central Park. 

Kentucky Shakespeare Presents JULIUS CAESAR in Annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS Spring Photo Kentucky Shakespeare Presents JULIUS CAESAR in Annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS Spring Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2022

Kentucky Shakespeare returns with the free SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour this spring. The 6-actor, 85-minute production of JULUS CAESAR will tour to multiple parks in Indiana and Kentucky this April and May.

Pop-Rock Group THE REVELRIES Releases New Single Photo Pop-Rock Group THE REVELRIES Releases New Single
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 13, 2022

Today, EDGEOUT Records and The Revelries released “Troublemaker,” the fifth original song to be released by the band via EDGEOUT Records. The Revelries bring full-sounding, guitar-driven Pop-Rock that recalls the sound and influence of successful Eighties Arena Rock, Power-Pop and Alternative artists. The full-length album is due out this year. It will be produced by Grammy winner Matt Wallace (The Replacements, Faith No More). 

Winners Announced For The BroadwayWorld 2021 Louisville Awards Photo Winners Announced For The BroadwayWorld 2021 Louisville Awards
by BWW Awards - Jan 12, 2022

Winners have been announced for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards. The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards; Chicken Coop Theatre's G Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards; Chicken Coop Theatre's GREY GARDENS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Louisville Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.