Campbell, Matthew

Matthew
Campbell
Assistant Professor/Chair
608-796-3766
FAC 410

Matthew Scott Campbell (Matt) is an AEA actor, director, educator, and fight director. He work has been seen off-Broadway and regionally with such companies as Goodspeed Opera House, Bay Street Theatre, Hartford Theatre Works, Vital Theatre Company, Surflight Theatre, Tent Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, The John Engeman Theatre, among many others. He currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the Missouri Shakespeare Festival where he has directed their production of Twelfth Night and played the titular role in Macbeth and Caliban in The Tempest. His body of work as a director includes: Oklahoma!, Altar Boyz, West Side StoryPippin at Viterbo, Spring Awakening, the musical , J.B., The Glory of LivingThe Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (tour), How I Learned to DriveAsleep on the Wind9 Parts of Desire, among others. He is the creator of multiple original works, inclduing: a devised piece entitled A an W (based on Alice in Wonderland and the music of Queen). As an educator he has taught workshops and camps across the country including SETC, IHSTF, META, WIHTF, ISF and in numerous university and college programs. Additionally, he does career coaching for the NYC based company The Biz of Show, helping artists naviagte the business of theatre and achieve thier fullest potenial. Matt's fields of study include: Musical theater history, performance and pedagogy, devised work, directing, movement, stage combat, and theatrical clowning. A native of West Virginia, he holds a MFA in directing from Illinois State University, a B.A. in Theatre from Missouri Southern State University, and, a conservatory degree in Musical Theatre from Circle in the Square Theatre School-NYC. Visit his website at http://mscampb.wix.com/matthewscottcampbell

Courses Taught: Musical Theatre Lab, Musical Theatre Scene Study I & II, Musical Theatre History and Literature, Audition/Business of Theatre, Stage Combat Styles, Directing, Acting for Singers, Senior Capstone Project, Acting IV: Movement