Matthew R. Wilson

SDC • SAG-AFTRA • EQUITY • SAFD

Director



“Wilson is clearly a gifted director”
–Washingtonian


“inspired”
“amuses with abandon”
“simple but sublime”
–The Washington Post

 

“remarkable…vivid…an original spellbinder”
“the poignancy never misses”
“fresh, fluid and achingly heartfelt”
–The Washington Post


“…director Matthew R. Wilson has everything unfold with natural grace.”
–DC Theatre Scene


An accomplished stage director, Matt has worked in styles ranging from contemporary to classical, dramatic to comedic. He is also a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).


Recent directing projects include Troilus & Cressida
at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Ole Miss Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (which also earned him a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Fight Choreography) for Constellation Theatre Company, Much Ado about Nothing at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and Faction of Fools’ critically-acclaimed Our Town.


Matt is a five-time Helen Hayes Award-nominee, including three nominations for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play: Moliere’s Don Juan
, A Commedia Christmas Carol, and dog & pony’s Beertown. His critically-acclaimed A Commedia Romeo & Juliet is now touring schools and theatres across the U.S.

 

 


 

Photo: Megan Dominy and Thomas Keegan in The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Constellation Theatre. Costumes by Kendra Rai. Set & Lighting by A.J. Guban. Props by Sarah Conte. Blood effects by Casey Kaleba. Photo by Stan Barouh.