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Matt Saltzberg

Matt Saltzberg


  • Western Illinois University, MFA, Directing, 2017
  • University of Missouri, PhD, Theatre, 2011
  • Long Island University - Post, MA, Theatre Arts, 2005
  • Susquehanna University, BA, Theatre Performance, 2003


Matt is a director, actor, and educator. He has an MFA in Directing from Western Illinois University, a PhD in Theatre from the University of Missouri, and is currently enrolled in the MA in Arts Administration program at Rowan University. Additional training includes the DirectorsLab Chicago and LaMaMa’s International Symposium for Directors in Spoleto, Italy, as well as intensives with SITI Company and Third Rail Projects. His production of Our Town at Ozark Actor's Theatre won Best Drama and Best Director of a Drama at the 2019 St. Louis Regional BroadwayWorld Awards, and he has received several commendations for directing from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is a former Board President of Missouri’s Independent Actors Theatre and served on the Executive Board of the Association of Theatre Movement Educators for 10 years. As scholar of practice, his research has been published in the journal Stanislavski Studies and the edited collection Physical Dramaturgy. As an acting teacher, his approach is grounded in Stanislavski and Suzuki/Viewpoints. He also works as a dialect coach and a Shakespearean text coach. To see Matt's production work, visit