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Cole Matson

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November 22, 2019

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Just started working as the Managing Director of Open Window Theatre, re-launching in December 2019! Visit www.openwindowtheatre.org to stay updated on our Redemption season!


Cole Matson, Ph.D., is an actor, producer, and theater scholar committed to creating hopeful works of art and encouraging the artists who make them. He is the Vice-President of the Catholic Artist Connection, a former Vice-President of the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society, and a former programming associate and artist-in-residence at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture. He has served on faculty at CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory/Molloy College and lectured at Juilliard, Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology, the City University of New York, and the New York, Southern California, and Oxford C.S. Lewis Societies. He has served as an editor for Transpositions, the Journal of Inklings Studies, and Second Spring: A Journal of Faith & Culture, and contributed to HowlRound, The Way, and Mythprint. He has produced and performed in theater and film in both the U.S. and U.K., including working with Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet and Tony Award winner Baayork Lee, and is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. He received a Ph.D. in Theology, Imagination & the Arts from the University of St Andrews, an M.A. in Theology from Oxford University, and a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts/Playwrights Horizons Theater School.





Height:            5’8”                              Hair: Dark Blond        (646) 724-1635

Weight:           230 lbs                        Eyes: Blue                  [email protected]



New York Theater:

SoulMates: A Rock Musical             JOE                             National Asian Artists Project,

(developmental reading)                                                      dir. Baayork Lee

Invasive Species (reading)               PAUL                          Turn to Flesh Productions

Race                                                 CHARLES                  York College

The Jeweler’s Shop                          STEFAN                     First Things


U.K. Theater:

A Life in the Theatre                         ROBERT                    Barron Theatre

Children of Eden                               STORYTELLER        Byre Theatre

Our Town                                           JOE/SI CROWELL    Venue 1


Selected Regional Theater:

A Man for All Seasons                      WILLIAM ROPER      Pasadena Theatre Company

The Sisters Rosensweig                   TOM VALIUNUS       Fells Point Corner Theatre

1776                                                   THOMSON                Pasadena Theatre Company

Bye Bye Birdie                                   HARVEY JOHNSON Liberty Showcase Theatre

It’s a Wonderful Life                          ERNIE                        Pasadena Theatre Company


Regional Readings:

Imperfect Hour                                   MARTIN                     Baltimore Playwrights Festival

Independence Day                            PATRICK                   Baltimore Playwrights Festival



A Rainy Day in New York                 DAY PLAYER            Perdido Productions, dir. Woody Allen

Rise of the Fellowship                      LEAD                        Opening Act Productions

The Wrong Date (short)                    LEAD                        James Court Productions

Never Lie to Your Mother… (short) SUPPORTING           Between the Lines Films

Good Clean Fun                              FEATURED               Good Clean Fun: The Company

Acting Cupid (short)                        FEATURED               Anderson Productions



Hopelessly Devoted (pilot reading) GREG                         Good Pilgrim


Selected Training:

B.F.A. NYU Tisch Drama – Playwrights Horizons Theater School, Stonestreet Film & T.V.

Scene Study: Caymichael Patten | Improv: Bruce Nelson | Shakespeare: Ray Virta

Special Skills: Tenor, Horseback Riding/Stage Combat, Ph.D. Theology & Theater

Faculty History: CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory/Molloy College

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