New Braunfels Performing Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization devoted to promoting the arts in New Braunfels and surrounding areas by providing quality performances for all ages to enjoy. We are committed to creating opportunities for children and adults to grow their talents through our shows, performances and educational workshops. Our mission is to inspire appreciation for the arts, including theatre, music, art, photography and film; and by doing so, enrich our community by encouraging our local youth to participate in and enjoy the arts.
In addition to his work with musical theatre, Matthew has directed numerous productions of Shakespeare. He has served as the Artistic Director of Shakespeare Under the Stars in Wimberley, TX and the Associate Artistic Director of Moon Valley Productions in Phoenix, AZ where he started its Shakespeare program and ran the theatre for youth program. He recently served as assistant director to Ben Crystal (co-author of 'Shakespeare's Words') on scenes from Pericles in the UK as well as the TUTS production of Hands on a Hardbody in Houston. Matthew has taught Directing Shakespeare at Rice University, Directing 1 at Sam Houston State University and various college theatre courses with Lone Star College. As theatrical educator, Matthew has served as a Teaching Artist for TUTS and StageWorks in Houston. Matthew also ran Houston Christian High School’s drama department for six and a half years.
In 2014, his award-nominated staging of Peter Shaffer's Equus, was hailed by Broadway World as "intense and beautifully poignant", "...tense, vexing and oddly profound." "It was difficult to pry my eyes away." and Houston Press touted it "must-see theater."
Matthew is excited to be working with New Braunfels Performing Arts!