Matthew R. Wilson


Matthew R. Wilson

Matthew R. Wilson is a professional theatre artist, scholar, and teacher who works in a variety of dramatic disciplines.  He is an actor for screen and stage, a theatrical director, a fight director, an expert in Commedia dell’Arte, a theatrical movement specialist, an accomplished teacher, and a published writer of both dramatic and scholarly works.

Based in Washington, DC, Matt is Founding Artistic Director of the Helen Hayes Award-winning Faction of Fools, DC’s Commedia dell’Arte theatre company.  He holds an MFA in Classical Acting and is pursuing a PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies. He is also a proud member of the Screen Actors’ Guild-American Federation of TV & Radio Artists, Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Association of Theatre Movement Educators, and he is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors.

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Photo credits (L to R): Pictured in rehearsal with Sheila Landahl and Matthew Moore, Photo by Gary Logan; Performing with Tom Story in Henry IV, Part 1 at Folger Theatre, Photo by Carol Pratt; Sword & Buckler Image Design by Paul Reisman; Clown Photo by Clinton Brandhagen; Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library; Headshot by Clinton Brandhagen.