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Matt Wall

Last updated

April 14, 2022
 

Biography

Matt has a degree in Theater from St. Olaf College and has trained extensively with Atlantic Theater Company (co-founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy) in NYC and L.A. He has nationwide credits acting, directing, teaching, writing, and producing for the Theater. He is a co-founding member of Minneapolis' Theater Pfeffernuus and NYC's Backyard Theater Company. Matt has directed productions for the MN Fringe Festival, and the Sanford Meisner Theatre and HERE Arts Center in NYC. For five years, he served as Resident Director for the Fall semester at Mesabi Range College. Teaching credits include guest classes at Mesabi Range College, Hibbing Community College, North Hennepin Community College, and he led the Theater program for YouthSummer at UW-Superior. He received an award from Lake Superior Writers for his short play, "This Too Shall Pass". Matt can also play the violin.

Résumé

EXPERIENCE

Co-founding member of MN's Theater Pfeffernuus and NYC's Backyard Theater Company.

NYC ACTING

Hamlet (Ghost/Player King/Priest) Tragedians of the City

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Michael) Drawing Board Arts Project

The Big Knife (Hank Teagle) Daryl Wein/NYU

The Date (Paul) 24-Hour Plays

Miss Julie (Jean) Backyard Theater Company

Grimm's Tales (Ensemble) Atlantic Theater Company's Atlantic for Kids

Ivanov (Ivanov) Backyard Theater Company

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Demetrius) All-Dressed-Up Theater Company

OTHER ACTING (representative roles)

The Big Blue River (Tanner/Waiter) Mariah Theater

Iron Hearted Violet (King Randall) Stages Theatre

Cry It Out (Mitchell) Yellow Tree Theatre

The Father (Man) Gremlin Theater

The Miracle Worker (Doctor/Mr. Anagnos) Yellow Tree Theatre

Flora And Ulysses (George Buckman) Stages Theatre

A Gone Fishin' Christmas (Anders Svenson) Yellow Tree Theatre

Death Of A Salesman (Howard/Stanley) Yellow Tree Theatre

True West (Lee) Maggie's Farm

The Seagull (Medvedenko) Theater Novi Most

All My Sons (Frank) Artistry 

The Other Place (The Man) Park Square

God Girl (Rocky Calhoun) History Theater

Uncle Walt (Nick) Brazen Theater

Simpatico (Vinnie) Chameleon Theater Circle

Parhelion (Mark) Little Lifeboats

A Gentle Spirit (Narrator) Andrew Watkins/MN Fringe 

Dream of Perfect Sleep (Robert) Bob Markus Productions

365 Plays/365 Days (Ensemble) Backyard Theater Company

Blue Window (Griever) Theater Pfeffernuus

Boys' Life (Jack) Theater Pfeffernuus

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Edward) Theater Pfeffernuus

Hurlyburly (Mickey) Gremlin Theater

Serenading Louie (Alex) Gremlin Theater

Bell, Book, and Candle (Nicky) St. Croix Festival Theater

Marie and Bruce (Herb, Fred, Waiter) Theater Pfeffernuus

The Shawl (Charles) Theater Pfeffernuus

The London Cuckolds (Townley) Gremlin Theater

Swedenhielms (Reporter) St. Croix Festival Theater

DIRECTING

Crimes of the Heart (Mesabi Range College)

The Glass Menagerie (Mesabi Range College)

A Doll's House (Mesabi Range College)

The Good Doctor (Mesabi Range College)

The Importance of Being Earnest (Mesabi Range College)

Down the Shore (HERE Arts Center, NYC)

Focus (Sanford Meisner Theater, NYC)

Don Williams and Other Mortals (MN Fringe Festival)

The Fail-Safe Swim Test (MN Fringe Festival)

TEACHING

YouthSummer Theater Instructor (UW-Superior)

Intro to Acting Guest Instructor (Mesabi Range College)

Acting II Guest Instructor (Hibbing Community College)

Acting II Guest Instructor (North Hennepin CC)

ON-CAMERA/PRINT

Film (short): Two Guys Drinking Coffee, Glenn Stone Productions

Film (short): North Loop (dir. Nataki Garrett), Jasmine Hughes Productions

Television: In An Instant: Left For Dead, ABC

Print: Landscaper, Toro

Industrial: Veteran, Anoka-Hennepin County Schools

Commercial: Construction Worker, Northern Tool and Equipment

EDUCATION

St. Olaf College: B.A. Theater

TRAINING

Atlantic Theater Company (co-founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy): LA Conservatory, NYC 2-Year Professional Actor Training Program, NYC Summer Conservatory 

AWARDS

This Too Shall Pass (Lake Superior Writers Short Play Festival)

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