Teaching & Coaching

Matt is currently a guest lecturer in acting and director at both QUT and at Griffith University in Brisbane. He was the Senior Lecturer in Acting and Guest Director at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) from 2015-2017.

For QUT, Matt directed Angela Betzien’s The Dark Room in 2019 and Moira Buffini’s Dinner in 2020

For Griffith University he directed William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2020.

At USQ, Matt directed Lysistrata, Tartuffe (both 2016), Spring Awakening and The House of Bernarda Alba (both 2017) and the Acting Showcase 2017. 

From 2007-2014 he taught acting and directing at the Victorian College of the Arts, where he directed productions including John Romeril’s Chicago-Chicago, All Souls by Daniel Keene, Roulette by Raimondo Cortese, L’ Intruse by Maurice Maeterlinck, Fire Island by Charles Mee, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill and The Laramie Project by Moisés Kaufmann.

From 2010-2014,  Matt was the Head of Theatre Arts at GOTAFE, working as lecturer, director and dramaturg,  as well as producing and programming all student productions for the GOTAFE Regional Academy of Dramatic Art (GRADA). At GRADA, Matt was Course Coordinator for a range of performing arts courses: the Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting), Diploma of Theatre Arts, Certificate IV in Theatre Arts and Certificate IV in Arts Administration. He directed plays at GRADA such as The Seagull, Macbeth and Thirteen.

Matt also works as a Acting Coach, most recently on Magpie Pictures’ award winning television series Grace Beside Me for ABC TV/ NITV. He also teaches a range of private clients in acting for stage and screen as well as conducting audition preparation workshops.

Matt has also worked as a secondary teacher of Drama, Theatre Studies, English and Media Studies and directed many school theatre productions. From 2007-2010 he was a Drama Teacher at Stage Left Performing Arts School.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) University of Melbourne (majors in Drama, English Literature & Information Management), 1993
  • Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Art (Direction) Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours, 2006
  • Certificate IV Training Assessment Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, 2014
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