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Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Assistant Professor
Head of Directing and Stage Management

About


Matt is an Artistic and Academic Professional with over 20 years of experience.  He is the previous owner and Artistic Director of The Bon Ton Theater, a for-profit regional space in Michigan, where he acted as the producer of over 50 theatrical performances and cabarets.  Matt is a director, actor, and playwright of works in the Regional, University, and Conservatory arena.  He received a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration in Directing from the University of Alabama, and is certified to teach the Michael Chekhov methodology through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium at Kent State University.  Matt has continued his development with the Chekhov technique as the founder of Open Motion Studio – a space developed for theatre artists and business professionals to present honest work through the Chekhov techniques, with a focus on the study of the psychophysical connection between music therapists and their clients.  His directing and teaching experiences include the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the University of Alabama, the University of South Alabama, Theatre 68 in NYC, among others. Matt’s original play Noise was recently workshopped with the Bailiwick at Victory Gardens in Chicago