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Matt Wallace Biography

 
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 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.