Drama

Open house with Matt Gray

Come sneak a peek backstage at CMU’s School of Drama. Performance has long been closely tied to virtuality, presenting various spaces and atmospheres within the restrictions of a stage and an audience. Recent technological developments have transformed theater into a multimedia experience, augmenting the already rich history of analog virtual techniques. Hosted by Matt Gray.

MATT GRAY is an actor, director, educator, and designer. His interests include new adaptations of RUR and research into Live Performance Skills and Digital Technology. Recent work includes acting in Quantum Theaterʼs production of ʻ36 Viewsʼ, directing ʻCrime and Punishmentʼ for Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theater and directing the CMU School of Dramaʼs Production of ʻRichard IIIʼ. Matt is Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Northeastern University; he previously served as Assistant Professor of Acting at Carnegie Mellon University. Matt has taught at the Royal Academy of Dance, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Arts Council of the Isle of Man and Concordia in Shanghai. Matt was a directing student at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of British Columbia.

Richard III by Matt Gray from ‘Adventures in Virtuality’