Matt Saxe

Last updated

October 11, 2018
 

Matt’s current news

Currently playing Algernon Moncrieff in Oscar Wilde's classic: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST with the Front Porch Players in Rosemount, MN.  Oct 5-13. 
https://www.rosemountarts.com/Same-Time.html

Reel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQFEyidnn6Y&index=1&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996

Biography

Actor, Producer, Director, Matt Saxe has performed theatre and improv in Los Angeles, CA., Chicago, IL, Atlanta, GA. The Twin Cities and St. Cloud in Minnesota, St. Louis, MO. and Alabama. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and has over 100 film, TV, and theatre credits. 

Résumé

EXPERIENCE

Upcoming & Current Performances:
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Role: Algernon Moncrieff
Front Porch Players, Rosemount, MN
https://www.rosemountarts.com/Same-Time.html

BEST IN SHOW: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Hamilton Swan
Sat. Sept 1, 2018 10:30 PM, Phoenix Theater
https://www.facebook.com/events/1805808659526963/

Continuing: LAST ACTION MOVIE-The Unscripted Improvised Theatre Company-Various locations including Phoenix Theater, HUGE, STRIKE, The Black Forest Inn, & Improv festivals around the U.S.  
Website: http://www.lastactionmovie.com/aboutus/
Performing at the 2018 Omaha Improv Festival May 22-25 http://www.omahaimprovfest.com/home-.html 
Fearless Marathon with Last Action Movie Sat April 7, 2018 at Phoenix Theater. World Premiere of our new form: WORLD WAR Z
STRIKE Theater Sat Nov 11th. 2017, and as part of IMPROVATHON 2017 at HUGE Theater on GIVE TO THE MAX DAY. 
Performing at SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION Festival-The Basement Theatre in Atlanta, GA. Hosted by J-Star, Fri March 10th and Sat March 11. http://www.spontaneouscombustionatlanta.com/ 
Fridays-April 4, May 30th, June 27th, & Last Friday of the Month Sept-Nov 2014 Bryant Lake Bowl Feb 2013-May 2013
HUGE Theater-Last Saturday of the month at 4PM: Performed LAM-THE 90-MINUTE SET, July 15th at HUGE Theatre. Video of the 90-Minute Set for Sale! Contact me to order video. Performed at 2012 Chicago Improv Festival.

Recent Performances:
AN ODYSSEY BACKWARDS AND IN HEELS--Minnesota Fringe Festival
https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/an-odyssey-backwar...
Roles: Creepy Guy & Anders
https://www.facebook.com/events/610256725996432/

TITUS: Sweet Water, Silent Walks--Minnesota Fringe Festival
https://www.minnesotafringe.org/2018-show-information/titus-sweet-water-...
Role: Martius Andronicus
https://www.facebook.com/events/1288003091332756/?event_time_id=12880030...

SPEED: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Host-Narrator 

THE MATRIX: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Cypher

SAVE A CHILDS HEART
Harmony Theatre Company
Director/Co-Writer/Dr. Ilan Geller
An original play based on true stories from an Israeli humanitarian organization that provides free life-saving heart surgery for children worldwide.
Seven-year-old Maria from Romania was born with a rare heart disease that has no cure in her home country. When brought to Wolfson Hospital in Israel for surgery, Maria makes friends with a little girl from Gaza, a college student volunteer from Illinois, and doctors who have already saved over 4,500 children from 55 different countries… While the doctors strive to mend the children’s hearts, the children set their hearts on fixing the entire world.
***FREE ADMISSION***
Guest Speakers and Post Show Discussion
Sunday, June 17: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Sabes Jewish Community Center
4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Get FREE tickets here: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-a-childs-heart-by-harmony-theatre-tick...
https://minnesotaplaylist.com/calendar/show/save-a-childs-heart

Thursday, June 21, 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 24, 4 p.m.
University of Minnesota Stoll Thrust Theatre
Rarig Center 330 21st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Get FREE tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/save-a-childs-heart-by-harmony-theatre-tick...
For more information visit: harmonytheatre.org
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/220431675382513/ 

Performed at the 2018 Omaha Improv Festival http://www.omahaimprovfest.com/home-.html  With LAST ACTION MOVIE

BRING IT ON:A Drinking Game-Minnesota Sat May 5th. Host/Narrator/Director/Producer

PETER AND ALICE by John Logan
Role: James Barrie
Candid Theatre Co.-Directed by Justin Kirkeberg
Fridays and Saturdays : Febuary 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 & March 2 & 3 at 7:30 PM 
Sundays: February 11, 18 25, and March 4 at 5:00PM
When Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition in 1932, the original Alice in Wonderland came face to face with the original Peter Pan. In this remarkable play, enchantment and reality collide as this brief encounter lays bare the lives of these two extraordinary characters, exploring how they were both affected by World War I. Presented at the Fallout Art Co-op in Minneapolis, his production of Peter and Alice marks Candid Theater's third regional/state premiere of a work by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Tony-winning playwright John Logan (The Aviator, Hugo, Gladiator, Broadway's Red). Run Time: 92 Minutes-No intermission 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2069094489775317/
Discounted Tickets Available on Goldstar-See Goldstar Reviews as well 5 Stars:    https://www.goldstar.com/events/minneapolis-mn/peter-and-alice-tickets/r...
https://minnesotaplaylist.com/calendar/show/peter-alice
http://www.candidtheaterco.com/concrete5/index.php/upcoming-show/

REVIEWS
Peter and Alice

LAVENDER Magazine-John Townsend-2/28/18
"A work of Theatrical Genius...Candid Theatre’s beguiling and deeply moving regional premiere of the Olivier nominee at Fallout Arts Initiative rises to the occasion with memorable performances that border on sublimity and linger in the mind long after the curtain call...The vivid supporting cast is superb as they appear as phantoms from Alice and Peter’s past. A terrific Matt Saxe spirits forth the brusque machismo that one can imagine James Barrie would have embodied if we consider the boyishly adventurous imagination the man surely must have been driven by....Logan’s heavyweight themes are brilliantly rendered with expert variation, pace, and timing by all, so that the show moves briskly along."  
https://www.lavendermagazine.com/featured-home-page/work-theatrical-geni...

Cherry and Spoon-2/24/18
"Reality, memories, and imagination all mix together to tell a moving story of the joy and pain of growing up in Candid Theatre Company's wonderful and intimate production of PETER AND ALICE...It's a captivating, thought-provoking, sobering 90 minutes..Matt Saxe is a boisterous force of life as J.M. Barrie. Peter and Alice is a fascinating exploration of two characters we think we know, and the contrast between the stories of our childhood and the harsh reality of adulthood. I was completely charmed, and saddened, by this production."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2018/02/peter-and-alice-by-candid-theatre....

MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/All of Michael Palins Roles--Swallow Savvy Guard, Dennis, Sir Galahad the Pure, Narrator, Leader of the Knights Who Say Ni!, King of Swamp Castle, & Others.
Sat Jan 6th
https://www.facebook.com/events/875359309298773/ 

LOVE,ACTUALLY: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Prime Minister
Sat Dec 2nd 
https://www.facebook.com/events/362927504153732/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dIQj55knBQ&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

LEGALLY BLONDE: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Elle’s Dad, Head of Admissions, Professor Callahan, & UPS Guy
Sat. Nov 4th 
https://www.facebook.com/events/141454509818757/

HOCUS POCUS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Host-Narrator
Sat Oct 7th 
https://www.facebook.com/events/122083831752016/

BEERFEST: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Producer/Director/Fink
Sat Sept 2nd
https://www.facebook.com/events/1743978325904436/

THE TRAGEDY OF OBI-WAN KENOBI
Role: Emperor Palpatine
Minnesota Fringe Festival
http://www.fringefestival.org/2017/show/?id=20171315

WAITING FOR GYGAX
Role: Pozzo
Minnesota Fringe Festival
http://www.fringefestival.org/2017/show/?id=20171291

GALAXY QUEST: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Producer/Director/Mathesar
Sat. July 1st 2017-Phoenix Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/events/304586016635548/

ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
Role: Richard Noakes
Chameleon Theatre Circle at Ames Center
June 2-11, 2017
Directed by Duck Washington
http://chameleontheatre.org/season19/arcadia/ 
https://minnesotaplaylist.com/calendar/show/arcadia

Reviews:
Cherry and Spoon 
"Last night, I was thrilled to watch it come alive before me in Chameleon's excellent production with a really wonderful cast, elegant design, and clear direction. It's quite a treat to revisit a play I fell in love with 22 years ago, and discover I love it even more now."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2017/06/arcadia-by-chameleon-theatre-circl...

Single White Fringe Geek-Matthew Everett 4.5 Stars out of 5-Very Highly Recommended 
"Director Duck Washington has assembled a great team here and they’ve breathed life into a story that’s often a lot of fun."
http://swfringegeek.blogspot.com/2017/06/review-arcadia-chameleon-theatr...

ANCHORMAN: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Producer/Director/Brick Tamland
Saturday June 3, 2017-Phoenix Theater
https://www.facebook.com/events/456738087996442/

The Assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary-Franz Ferdinand
Role: Count Istavan "Stephen" Tisza the Prime Minister of Austria-Hungary 
Written by Joey Hamburger
Directed by Michael Hugh Torsch
The Southern Theater
April 6-8th, 2017
http://www.sheeptheater.com/

5-Star Review from Matthew A. Everett-SINGLE WHITE FRINGE GEEK for FRANZ FERDINAND
http://swfringegeek.blogspot.com/2017/04/review-assassination-of-archduk...
"Sheep Theater is premiering a comedy that sits right next to Citizen as one of the best and most important pieces of theater I’ve see so far this year....Rogers as Franz Ferdinand has backup on his side of the conflict from Goetzke, Mobley, Torsch, Wrolson, Madeleine Rowe, Matthew Saxe, and Josiah Thompson.  You need to see these people in action....5 stars - Very Highly Recommended"

5-Star Review from Say Entirely for FRANZ FERDINAND
http://www.sayentirely.com/the-assassination-of-the-archduke-of-austria-...
"History geek or not, The Assassination of the Archduke of Austria-Hungary Franz Ferdinand is something you definitely want to see....You don’t need to be an expert in history to love this show."

MEAN GIRLS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota 2017-Winner of the 2017 ADG-MN March Madness Tournament
Producer/Director/Cady's Dad, Mr. Duvall, Coach Carr, Shane Oman, Kevin Gnapoor, & Others
Sat April 8th 10:30 PM
Phoenix Theater
https://www.facebook.com/events/1770102399985453/

HEATHERS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Sat March 4
Producer/Director/Veronica’s Dad, Big Bud Dean-JD’s Dad, Principal Gowan, Officer McCord, Father Ripper, Mr. Kelly-Kurts Dad, Paul Hyde, & Others.

5th Anniversary Show--DROP DEAD GORGEOUS-A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Sat Feb 5th
Producer/Director/Documentarian, Lester Leeman, & John Dough

THESE THINGS HAPPEN
World-Premiere! 
Associate Producer, Assistant Director, Fight Choreographer
ROLE: Gunny
http://www.phoenixtheatermpls.org/project/these-things-happen/

ARCHER: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Sat Jan 5th, 2017 Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Sterling Malory Archer. 

THE HEIST-Unscripted Theatre-Last Action Movie
HUGE THEATRE-Give-To-The-Max Day. Thurs Nov 17th.
Donate HERE:  https://www.givemn.org/fundraiser/last-action-movie-fundraising-for-huge...

FINDING NEMO: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Sat. Nov 5th, Phoenix Theater 
Producer, Director, Marlin, Crush.

THE BOON-an Improvised Coen Bros. Movie--UNSCRIPTED THEATER-LAST ACTION MOVIE
Oct 28th, Black Forest Inn
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre, LLC.
 

BATMAN: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat Oct 1, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Various Roles.

THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat Sept 3, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Andy Stitzer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQErp-N-4Wg&t=26s&list=PLE7821B4F1810C99...

SO BRIGHT THE NIGHT
2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival
Hey Rube Productions--Directed by Duck Washington and Marcus Anthony Downs. Written by Marcus Anthony Downs
Role: Fritz Karza
http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20161068
"I thought the acting in this show was superb.  I think they represent the best cast I’ve yet seen at the Fringe this year....I thought Matthew Saxe, in particular, did a fantastic job.  He understood the noir trope he was inhabiting yet made his character work far beyond a simple trope.  He was unlikeable but, oddly, honorable in his own twisted way." Tim Wick-
https://petsnakereggie.com/2016/08/11/2016-fringe-reviews-day-7/#more-6928

UHF: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat June 2, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Multiple Roles

CLUELESS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat May 2nd, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Multiple Roles

WAYNE'S WORLD: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat April 2nd, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Multiple Roles.

ABBY & ETHAN
ROLE: Guy Forget
Capri Theater
April-May 2016

BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat March 5th, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Rufus, Others

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU: A Drinking Game-Minnesota 4th Anniversary Show
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat Feb 6th, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Dr. Stratford, Bogey, Others.

RESERVOIR DOGS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat Jan 2nd, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Multiple Roles

THE BOON-An Improvised Coen Brothers Movie--UNSCRIPTED THEATRE EXPERIENCE-Jan 30th Phoenix Theatre
https://www.facebook.com/events/1730831853818995/

RETURN OF THE JEDI: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat Dec 5th, Phoenix Theater
Producer, Director, Jabba the Hutt, Yoda, Admiral Ackbar, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious.
https://www.facebook.com/events/849996341787752/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okvo8_VW_Og&index=44&list=PLE7821B4F1810...

THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL by Clive Barker
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Directed by Paul von Stoetzel
Roles: Judge Felix Popper, Macready, & Daniel Mendoza
https://www.facebook.com/events/484428615063800/

"Matt Saxe makes for a perfectly maddening judge."  Ed Huyck, CITY PAGES, http://www.citypages.com/arts/clive-barkers-play-puts-the-prince-of-dark...

"Matt Saxe is charmingly stuffy as the judge."  John Townsend, LAVENDER Magazine, http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/lesbian-and-bisexual-prosecute...

O Brother, Where Art Thou? A Drinking Game Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre in association with Embassy Jack
Sat Nov. 7th 10PM  Phoenix Theatre
Roles: Delmar O'Donnell, Homer Stokes, Producer, Director.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DfdynB8DcY&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

SCREAM: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Dewey, Director, Producer
Phoenix Theatre
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 10PM

SUPER TROOPERS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Mac, Director, Producer
With Special Guest Star: Erik Stolhanske of BROKEN LIZARD!!!!
Phoenix Theatre
Sat Sept 5th 2015 10PM

MELANCHOLY LONDON at the Minnesota Fringe Festival
Written and Directed by Tim Uren
Produced by Ghoulish Delights
http://www.fringefestival.org/show/?id=20150019
"The solid company is led by Tristan Miller as Dyson and Matthew Saxe as Salisbury. The pair bring out the loss and divide that exists between two men who once cared deeply for each other."-Ed Huyck--CITY PAGES
http://www.citypages.com/arts/fringe-festival-2015-a-video-game-musical-...

CIRCLES by Deborah Yarchun
Directed by Adrian Lopez-Balbontin
Red Eye Theater-Works In Progress 2015
ROLE: David
http://www.redeyetheater.org/event/works-in-progress-2015

HAMLUKE
Produced by Dana's Boys
Role: Darthius-Dark Lord of the Sith and King of Deathstark
https://www.facebook.com/hamluke
http://minnesotaplaylist.com/calendar/show/hamluke
Phoenix Theatre
May 1st-17th 2015
"Matthew Saxe is no stranger to playing villains and as the uncle, Darthius, he is imposing and hilariously haughty." John Townsend-Lavender Magazine. http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/hamluke-a-charming-comic-consp...

CLERKS! A Drinking Game Minnesota
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat. March 7th 10PM Phoenix Theatre
Role: Dante Hicks/Producer/Director
https://www.facebook.com/events/1032598916755244

AMERICAN MIDGET by Jonathan Yukich Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre.
Directed by Tim Uren
Feb 6-22 2015 Phoenix Theatre.
Roles: Dribbling Jones, Dr. Kalamazoo, What You Need.
One Girl-Two Cities, 2/13/15--AMERICAN MIDGET:
"Enter Matthew Saxe as psychologist Dr. Kalamazoo in my favorite role for Saxe to date. He chides Albert for having “non-midget notions,” which made me chuckle, but we also get to learn about his childhood hopes and dreams to better connect us with him. Saxe portrays Kalamazoo’s development with so much heart, you’ll find yourself (literally) cheering for him by the end. You’ll also have the pleasure of being thoroughly creeped out by Saxe’s What You Need character, and I’ll just leave it at that. Yeah. Ew."
http://www.onegirltwocities.com/2015/02/13/review-american-midget-shadow...

When Harry Met Sally: A DRINKING GAME-Minnesota 3rd Anniversary Show
Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Sat. Feb 7th 10PM Phoenix Theatre
Roles: Harry Burns, Producer, Director.
http://minnesotaplaylist.com/calendar/show/when-harry-met-sally-a-drinki...

HAUPTMANN by John Logan Produced by Candid Theater Co.
Directed by Justin Kirkeberg Oct 29th- Nov 23rd 2014 People's Center Theater
Roles: David Wilentz, Policeman, & Reporter
http://www.goldstar.com/events/minneapolis-mn/hauptmann?modal_signup=&te...

From Lavender Magazine-John Townsend-11/19/14 HAUPTMANN
"Matt Saxe beguiles as prosecuting New Jersey Attorney General David Wilentz."
http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/hauptmann-controversy-remember...

From Cherry and Spoon--11/7/14 HAUPTMANN
"Candid Theater Company's current production presents a fascinating and compelling drama with the barest of sets and costumes and a cast full of new young talent....Matt Saxe is the cruelly efficient prosecuting attorney, relentlessly badgering Hauptmann until he gets the answers he wants."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2014/11/hauptmann-by-candid-theater-compan...
 

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: A Drinking Game-MN
Sat Dec 6th 9:30 PM Bryant-Lake-Bowl
Roles: Yoda & Others, Producer, Director.

THE JUNGLE BOOK-2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival Top Hat Theatre
Role: Father Wolf & Fight Choreographer
http://www.fringefestival.org/2014/show/?id=2672

CRAZYFACE Produced by Shadow Horse Theatre
Role: Mengo & Producer Nimbus Theater 1517 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413
Dates and Times: July 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th at 7:30pm. Sundays July 13th & 20th - Matinees at 2:00pm

From Lavender Magazine-John Townsend 7/24/14 CRAZYFACE
   "Demonic forces converge in Clive Barker’s epic satirical play, CRAZYFACE, now in a bold production by Shadow Horse Theatre at Nimbus Theatre....Crazyface’s murderous brother, Lenny is manipulated by Mengo, a corrupt nobleman rendered with chilling charisma by Matt Saxe." http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/crazyface-is-macabre-and-trans...

One Girl-Two Cities CRAZYFACE
"Matthew Saxe’s intense and fearsome Mengo, a corrupt cleric who sends Angela Walberg’s witch to hell in fantastic fashion." http://www.onegirltwocities.com/2014/07/15/crazyface/

CHERRY AND SPOON 7/17/14 CRAZYFACE
"Matt Saxe is chilling as Mengo."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2014/07/crazyface-by-shadow-horse-theater-...

THE CHILDREN'S REPUBLIC
Role: Igor Newerly
Harmony Theatre Co.
www.harmonytheatre.org

JURASSIC PARK: A Drinking Game-MN
Producer/Director/Dr. Alan Grant
June 2014-Bryant Lake Bowl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0N69BfwCHY&index=40&list=PLE7821B4F1810...

THE BREAKFAST CLUB: A Drinking Game-MN
Producer/Director/All the Adults Who Don't Understand
May 2014-Bryant-Lake Bowl

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: A Drinking Game-MN
Producer/Director/Jimmy Duggan
April 2014-Bryant Lake Bowl

THREE AMIGOS: A Drinking Game-MN
Producer/Director/El Guapo
March 2014-Bryant Lake Bowl

A KIND OF LOVE STORY
Role: Max Brockman & Producer
Shadow Horse Theatre at the Old Arizona Feb 1-23 2014 7PM Thurs-Sat, 2PM Sundays, Pay-What-You-Can on Valentines Day!

Twin Cities Daily Planet-Matthew Everett 2/4/14 A KIND OF LOVE STORY
   
"To his credit, Matthew Saxe is so convincing as Ally’s awful boyfriend Max that when you run into him after the show, you can only say “You are horrible” and he knows it’s a compliment." http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/2014/02/03/review-kind-love-story-shad...

AisleSay Twin Cities-Tamar Neumann, Feb 3, 2014 A KIND OF LOVE STORY
    "The true fun of this play (as in most fairy tales) lies in the “villains” Lucy Andrews (Bethany Ford Brinkley) and Max Brockman (Matthew Saxe). Both Brinkley and Saxe seemed to be having a great time and this helped improve the energy of the show. Even when you wanted to hate them, you just kept hoping they would come back onstage so you could see what they were going to do next."
http://aislesaytwincities.com/2014/02/03/a-kind-of-love-story

THE SIMPSONS: The 4 Greatest Episodes-A Drinking Game-MN
Producer/Director/Smithers, Lyle Lanely, & Tons of Springfielders
Jan 2014 Bryant Lake Bowl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJR-75zBjc8&index=66&list=PLE7821B4F1810...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL0g8CuqVPI&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

STAR WARS: A New Hope:A Drinking Game-MN
Role: Producer/Director/Darth Vader
Dec 2013-Bryant Lake Bowl

FERRIS BUELLERS DAY-OFF: A Drinking Game-MN.
Role: Producer/Director/Host-Narrator
Sat. Nov 9 2014 9:30 Bryant Lake Bowl

SHAUN OF THE DEAD: A Drinking Game-MN.
Role: Shaun
Sat. Oct 12 9:30 Bryant Lake Bowl

GRIMM FOR KIDS 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival Rarig X-Perimental
Producer,  Director-The Fisherman & His Wife. Roles: Storyteller #3, The Fisherman, The Devil. http://www.fringefestival.org/2013/show/?id=2599

THEATRE 101 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival Theatre in the Round
Roles: Oedipus, Bill The Villain, Peter Petrovich, Pallo, Cat, John Q. "Big" Business, Godot, Clives the Butler.
http://www.fringefestival.org/2013/show/?id=2496

BRIDESMAIDS: A Drinking Game-Minnesota Wed July 3, 9:30 Bryant Lake Bowl
Producer, Director, All Male Roles

THE BIG LEBOWSKI: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Roles: Donnie, The Jesus, The Stranger, Knox, Producer, Director
Sat May 4th 9:30 Bryant Lake Bowl

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN Produced by Theatre Terra Firma
May 16-18 and 23-25 The Gremlin Theater, St. Paul
Role: Arthur Kenny
http://www.theatreterrafirma.com/#!__shows/vstc3=frying-pan

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY: A Drinking Game-Minnesota
Role: Harry/Producer/Director
Sat Feb 9th at 9:30PM Bryant Lake Bowl-Special 1-year Anniversary Show!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhlf-wKMQXY&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTyoBQDswiQ&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

AFTER THE APPLE-A Festival of Women Playwrights
10 World Premiere Plays by local women playwrights
The Playwrights Center Feb 7-23 Thurs, Fri, Sat nights 7:30PM--Produced by Table Salt Productions
Show: "Crawlspace", Role-Gary
From HowWasTheShow? AFTER THE APPLE, Playwrights Center, Table Salt Productions. Feb 8, 2013
"Christina Ham’s “Crawlspace” is absorbing and brutal, cramming a lot of harsh reality in a very short space. Matt Saxe and Rachel Linder handled their edgy characters with confidence." 
REVIEW: How Was The Show? http://www.howwastheshow.com/2013/02/after-the-apple-produced-by-table-s...

RAUCOUS CAUCUS III-Box Wine Theatre at the Bryant Lake Bowl Jan 2013.
"Doctor There's A Government in my Uterus"
Role: Doctor.

TALES FROM A TWISTED UNIVERSE-2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival Seldom Scene Productions. Venue: Brave New Workshop Student Union
Roles: Carmine-PETS, Charles-A LOVELY DAY FOR A POLAR BEAR
http://www.fringefestival.org/2012/show/?id=2385 Jul 19, 21 and 26-28 2012

THE SELKIE WIFE
Role: Driscoll Murphy.
Produced by Heart of the Roan
Written by British Columbia playwright M.J. Eden
Directed by Rosy Kirk
Starring Karen Rene-Peterson & Matt Saxe
Original music by Greg Hintermeister
Dreamland Arts | 677 Hamline Ave. N. St. Paul 55104 | 651-645-5506
American Premiere of the hit of the 2011 Vancouver Fringe Festival. This play is about Driscoll, a simple Irish fisherman and his wife Muirin whose strange and mercurial ways challenges his reality. Is her dark side something to which he may lose her or is she a special and mystical creature of legend?
http://www.dreamlandarts.com/shows/detail.php?eventId=200
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qANRbI2CgVA&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

GHOSTBUSTERS: A Drinking Game-MN!
Friday July 20th 9:30 The Bryant-Lake-Bowl.
Producer/Director/Dr. Peter Venkman

BACK TO THE FUTURE: A Drinking Game-MN!
Friday June 29th 9:30 The Bryant-Lake-Bowl.
Producer/Director/George McFly
With Special Guest Star: Harry Waters Jr.! "Your Cousin Marvin Berry!" reprising his classic role in the film-LIVE! Including singing his Gold-Record cover of EARTH ANGEL

THE PRINCESS BRIDE: A Drinking Game-MN! The Inconceivable Return!
Producer/Director/Inigo Montoya
Sat May 19th 9:30 PM Bryant Lake Bowl a return engagement after the sellout inaugural performance of THE PRINCESS BRIDE: A Drinking Game, Feb 5, 2012.

March 23, 2012, BLIND DATE-The Ordway, St. Paul. "The Date" with Rebecca Northan.

The Raucous Caucus II Box Wine Theatre at the Bryant Lake Bowl-January 2012
Captain Corporate Personhood-ROLE: Mr. Conscience

August 2011: MACBETH-Seyton-Theatre Coup d'Etat http://www.theatrecoupdetat.com/MacBeth.html  First Theatre Coup d'Etat production in Minnesota. 

August 2011: ONCE UPON A CSI-Detective J.W. Grimm and co-writer-2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival with Theatre of the Cheshire Cat. http://www.fringefestival.org/2011/show/?id=1514

Dr.Joseph Cardin in THE CHILDRENS HOUR with Gadfly Theatre Feb 24-28 2011. At the Peoples Center. http://www.minnesotaplaylist.com/performance/audience/childrens-hour

Jan 2011-WASH MY SIN AWAY at blank slate theatre for Theatre Terra Firma as Mickey. Jan 13-15 and 20-22 2011.
http://www.theatreterrafirma.com/
Selected for Week of Slovenian Drama in Slovenia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRrp4OpzPJU&list=PLE7821B4F1810C996&inde...

MATT SAXE
Ht: 5’11 Wt:180lbs SAG AFTRA AGVA
FILM
WILSON/Mechanic/Craig Johnson/Ad Hominem
JARHEAD /STA Marine/ Sam Mendes/Universal
AMERICAN WEDDING /Football Player/ Jesse Dylan/Universal
PEARL HARBOR /Gunner-Doolittle Raiders /Michael Bay/Big Ship
TESLA THE SUPERMAN /Fritz Lowenstein/ Robert Terry-Time-Frame
TABLOID FRENZY /Gary Janowitz /Ben Rock/Visible Man
WOULD I LIE TO YOU? /The Parking Valet/ Tom Sheppard/Serious Dog
HOME ROOM /Student/ Paul F. Ryan/DEJ
CLOSE CALL /Supporting/ Jimmy Lee/Prime Media

TELEVISION
IN AN INSTANT/Under 5 /Recurring
LOOKING FORWARD (Pilot) /Series Co-Lead/ Ben Eshgapoor/Comedy Central
100 DEEDS FOR EDDIE McDOWD /Co-Star/ Scott McGinnis/Nickelodeon
THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL /Under 5/Recurring/ Michael Stitch/CBS

THEATRE (Selected from 85)
PETER AND ALICE/James Barrie/Candid Theatre Co./Minneapolis, MN
ARCADIA/Richard Noakes/Chameleon Theatre Circle/Minneapolis, MN
HAUPTMANN/David Willentz/Candid Theater Co./Minneapolis, MN
CRAZYFACE/Mengo/Shadow Horse Theatre/Minneapolis, MN
CIRCLES/David/Red Eye Theatre/Minneapolis, MN
A KIND OF LOVE STORY/Max Brockman/Shadow Horse Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
HAMLUKE/Darthius/Dana's Boys at Phoenix Theatre,Minneapolis, MN
OUT OF THE FRYING PAN/Arthur Kenny/Theatre Terra Firma, St.Paul, MN
THE SELKIE WIFE/Driscoll Murphy/Heart of the Roan, St.Paul, MN
WASH MY SIN AWAY/Mickey/Theatre Terra Firma, Minneapolis, MN T
THE JUNGLE BOOK/Father Wolf/2014 Minnesota Fringe Festival
THEATER 101/Multiple Roles/2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival
GRIMM FOR KIDS/Multiple Roles/2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival
TALES FROM A TWISTED UNIVERSE/Multiple Roles/2012 Minnesota Fringe
SEX SOAP TORTURE WEATHER/Lead/2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival
ONCE UPON A CSI/Detective J.W. Grimm/2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival
ALL MY SONS/George Deever/Pioneer Place, St. Cloud, MN.
MACBETH/Seyton/Theatre Coup d'Etat-The Lowry Lab, St.Paul, MN.
LYE IN THE WATER/Beans Holcourt/Glasshouse Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
THE FOREIGNER/Charlie Baker/Lyric Arts/Anoka, MN.
THE LONDON CUCKOLDS /Loveday/ ARK TheatreCo./L.A.
A CHRISTMAS TWIST /Mr. Bumble/Gravedigger /ARK Theatre Co./L.A.
SODA POP! /Jerry/ ARK Theatre Co./L.A.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES /Azolan/ ARK Theatre Co./L.A.
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS/ Abbess/Officer/Luce /ARK Theatre Co./L.A.
PHAEDRA /Angus/ Century City Playhouse-Shadow Horse Theatre/L.A.
TOM JONES /Tom Jones/ Hawthorne Players/ St. Louis, MO.
THE CALIBAN/ Arthur/Lead /Sacred Fools Theatre/L.A.
HENRY V/ Chorus, Gower, & Macmorris /Charlens Co./L.A.
ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE /The Fool/Lead /The MET/L.A.
CRIMES OF THE HEART /Barnette Lloyd/ Alpha Players/St. Louis, MO.
PICASSO AT THE LAPINE AGILE /Schmendiman/ Meremac Theatre/St. Louis, MO.
KING LEAR /Oswald/ Univ.of Alabama
ANGELS IN AMERICA /Prior 1 /Univ. of Alabama
WAITING FOR GODOT /Lucky/ Univ. of Alabama
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW /Sergeant Match/ Univ. of Alabama

THEME PARKS-5 years- Universal Special Effects Stages
Fluffy the Werewolf (Animitronic Life-Size Puppet Suit)
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA.

COMMERCIALS
"Carpool" /Lead/ BrandsonSale.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ8suK_dcCg&index=11&list=PLE7821B4F1810...

Visit www.stolendress.com/matthewsaxe for the latest info on my onstage performances, reel, Voice-Over demo and more.

Production Websites:
Looking Forward: www.stolendress.com
Vice-Precedence: Being Number Two in The White House www.viceprecedence.com

Production Companies:
Shadow Horse Theatre-Artistic Director 2004-Present: www.shadowhorsetheatre.com
Banded Artists: www.bandedartists.com
Stolen Dress Entertainment: www.stolendress.com

Representation:
Susan Wehmann-Wehmann Models/Talent Inc. 612-333-6393
In L.A.-Tony Ferrar/Rogers-Orion Talent Agency 818-789-7064

Producer/Director of A Drinking Game Minnesota at the Bryant Lake Bowl and of SEX, SOAP, TORTURE, WEATHER for the 2010 Minnesota Fringe Festival http://www.fringefestival.org/2010/show/?id=1311
Graduate of the Performance Track Classes at the Brave New Workshop and the Stage Combat Improv Class with Carin Bratilie and Mike Fotis.

Role-Player/Trainer with The Barbara Schneider Foundation.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
 Acting: Raye Birk-Actors Workout-The Guthrie, Paul Wagar-ARK Theatre Co. Melinda Hall-Stella Adler Academy, Art Wolff, Georgia Harrell
Scene Study: Raye Birk, Art Wolff, Patrick Towne, Paul Wagar-ARK Theatre Co., Keith Buckley-Royal Shakespeare Co.
On-Camera: Cristina Ferra-Gilmore: The Actors Edge Studio
Shakespeare/Classical: Paul Wagar-ARK Theatre Co., Victor Bevine-Shakespeare, Melinda Hall, Andrew Wade-Royal Shakespeare Co.(Workshop)
Voice/Speech: Jan Gist-Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Improv: Brave New Workshop-Performance Track Graduate.
Audition Technique & Cold Reading: The Actors Group
Voice-Over: Terri Apple
Stage Movement: Scott Rabinowitz/Suzuki-View Points
Stage Combat: Payson Burt & Michelle Ladd SAFD Certified 1998: Rapier and Dagger, Quarterstaff, and Unarmed.
B.A. in Theatre: University of Alabama 1999
Special Skills SAFD Certified Actor/Combatant April 98 Sword & Dagger, Unarmed, Quarterstaff
Animitronic Life-Size Puppet Suit Movement-Universal Studios Hollywood, CA.-5 years.
Dialects: Southern, British, Scottish, Irish.
Sports: Played High School Football & Wrestling. Other Sports: Swimming, Basketball, Golf, Soccer

 REVIEWS:
Peter and Alice
LAVENDER Magazine-John Townsend-2/28/18
"A work of Theatrical Genius...Candid Theatre’s beguiling and deeply moving regional premiere of the Olivier nominee at Fallout Arts Initiative rises to the occasion with memorable performances that border on sublimity and linger in the mind long after the curtain call...The vivid supporting cast is superb as they appear as phantoms from Alice and Peter’s past. A terrific Matt Saxe spirits forth the brusque machismo that one can imagine James Barrie would have embodied if we consider the boyishly adventurous imagination the man surely must have been driven by....Logan’s heavyweight themes are brilliantly rendered with expert variation, pace, and timing by all, so that the show moves briskly along."  
https://www.lavendermagazine.com/featured-home-page/work-theatrical-geni...

Cherry and Spoon-2/24/18
"Reality, memories, and imagination all mix together to tell a moving story of the joy and pain of growing up in Candid Theatre Company's wonderful and intimate production of PETER AND ALICE...It's a captivating, thought-provoking, sobering 90 minutes..Matt Saxe is a boisterous force of life as J.M. Barrie. Peter and Alice is a fascinating exploration of two characters we think we know, and the contrast between the stories of our childhood and the harsh reality of adulthood. I was completely charmed, and saddened, by this production."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2018/02/peter-and-alice-by-candid-theatre....

SO BRIGHT THE NIGHT, Tim Wick, Grail Diary-2016 Minnesota Fringe Festival Reviews--8/11/16
"I thought the acting in this show was superb.  I think they represent the best cast I’ve yet seen at the Fringe this year....I thought Matthew Saxe, in particular, did a fantastic job.  He understood the noir trope he was inhabiting yet made his character work far beyond a simple trope.  He was unlikeable but, oddly, honorable in his own twisted way."
https://petsnakereggie.com/2016/08/11/2016-fringe-reviews-day-7/#more-6928

HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, Ed Huyck, CITY PAGES 11/11/2015
"Matt Saxe makes for a perfectly maddening judge."   http://www.citypages.com/arts/clive-barkers-play-puts-the-prince-of-dark...

HISTORY OF THE DEVIL, John Townsend, Lavender Magazine 11/16/2015
"Matt Saxe is charmingly stuffy as the judge." , http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/lesbian-and-bisexual-prosecute...

CITY PAGES-Ed Huyck-8/6/15-Melancholy London
"The solid company is led by Tristan Miller as Dyson and Matthew Saxe as Salisbury. The pair bring out the loss and divide that exists between two men who once cared deeply for each other....It's a haunting show in the way a good ghost story stays with you long past the initial hearing."
http://www.citypages.com/arts/fringe-festival-2015-a-video-game-musical-...

Lavender Magazine, 5/14/15 John Townsend-HAMLUKE
"Matthew Saxe is no stranger to playing villains and as the uncle, Darthius, he is imposing and hilariously haughty."
http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/hamluke-a-charming-comic-consp...

One Girl-Two Cities, 2/13/15--AMERICAN MIDGET:
"Enter Matthew Saxe as psychologist Dr. Kalamazoo in my favorite role for Saxe to date. He chides Albert for having “non-midget notions,” which made me chuckle, but we also get to learn about his childhood hopes and dreams to better connect us with him. Saxe portrays Kalamazoo’s development with so much heart, you’ll find yourself (literally) cheering for him by the end. You’ll also have the pleasure of being thoroughly creeped out by Saxe’s What You Need character, and I’ll just leave it at that. Yeah. Ew."
http://www.onegirltwocities.com/2015/02/13/review-american-midget-shadow...

From Lavender Magazine-John Townsend-11/19/14 HAUPTMANN
"Matt Saxe beguiles as prosecuting New Jersey Attorney General David Wilentz."
http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/hauptmann-controversy-remember...

From Cherry and Spoon--11/7/14 HAUPTMANN
"Candid Theater Company's current production presents a fascinating and compelling drama with the barest of sets and costumes and a cast full of new young talent....Matt Saxe is the cruelly efficient prosecuting attorney, relentlessly badgering Hauptmann until he gets the answers he wants."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2014/11/hauptmann-by-candid-theater-compan...

From Lavender Magazine-John Townsend 7/24/14 CRAZYFACE
   "Demonic forces converge in Clive Barker’s epic satirical play, CRAZYFACE, now in a bold production by Shadow Horse Theatre at Nimbus Theatre....Crazyface’s murderous brother, Lenny is manipulated by Mengo, a corrupt nobleman rendered with chilling charisma by Matt Saxe." http://www.lavendermagazine.com/our-scene/crazyface-is-macabre-and-trans...

One Girl-Two Cities CRAZYFACE
"Matthew Saxe’s intense and fearsome Mengo, a corrupt cleric who sends Angela Walberg’s witch to hell in fantastic fashion." http://www.onegirltwocities.com/2014/07/15/crazyface/

CHERRY AND SPOON 7/17/14 CRAZYFACE
"Matt Saxe is chilling as Mengo."
http://www.cherryandspoon.com/2014/07/crazyface-by-shadow-horse-theater-...

Twin Cities Daily Planet-Matthew Everett 2/4/14 A KIND OF LOVE STORY
    "To his credit, Matthew Saxe is so convincing as Ally’s awful boyfriend Max that when you run into him after the show, you can only say “You are horrible” and he knows it’s a compliment." http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/arts/2014/02/03/review-kind-love-story-shad...

AisleSay Twin Cities-Tamar Neumann, Feb 3, 2014 A KIND OF LOVE STORY
    "The true fun of this play (as in most fairy tales) lies in the “villains” Lucy Andrews (Bethany Ford Brinkley) and Max Brockman (Matthew Saxe). Both Brinkley and Saxe seemed to be having a great time and this helped improve the energy of the show. Even when you wanted to hate them, you just kept hoping they would come back onstage so you could see what they were going to do next."
http://aislesaytwincities.com/2014/02/03/a-kind-of-love-story/

From HowWasTheShow? AFTER THE APPLE, Playwrights Center, Table Salt Productions. Feb 8, 2013
"Christina Ham’s “Crawlspace” is absorbing and brutal, cramming a lot of harsh reality in a very short space. Matt Saxe and Rachel Linder handled their edgy characters with confidence."

Los Angeles Reviews:
From Back Stage West-Editor in Chief of Reviewers Dany Margolies, Sept. 15, 2004
PHAEDRA

"Saxe's rich, nuanced, portrayal of the all-seeing yet ineffectual tutor is the most intriguing and memorable of this cohesive ensemble's roles. Its perhaps because he's done the best work of modernizing, yet retaining the heights of a classic."

From Back Stage West-March 3rd, 2008 THE LONDON CUCKOLDS
"An inspired comic performance by Matt Saxe."
 

AWARDS & HONORS
Winner-Minnesota Playlist Theatre Choice Award 2018-Best Show To Lure Your Friends Who Don't Like Theatre-A DRINKING GAME-MINNESOTA from Shadow Horse Theatre.
Finalist:Comedy Central "Test Pilots" Contest: Looking Forward
Finalist: FX "Create Your Own Pilot" Contest: Looking Forward
Back Stage West "Stage Spot Award" 2004 "Best Supporting Actor": PHAEDRA
Back Stage West Garland Award 2004 Honorable Mention (as Producer and Actor) "Best Adaptation": PHAEDRA
Back Stage West 2001 Garland Award Honorable Mention: "Best Ensemble": THE CALIBAN
Cast Member of Alabama State Premiere of "Angels in America:Millennium Approaches"-1997

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