Matthew Singletary is a freelance director of theatre and film currently residing in Los Angeles. He has directed over 60 plays at theaters in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and all over the United States. His short films have been seen at festivals across the country and internationally.
Considered an "actors' director," Matthew has a passion for new play development. He has directed over 20 new plays for the American stage and worked with numerous playwrights in developing their plays from inception through staged readings and finally full production. For three years, Matthew served as a Festival Producer for The Road Theatre Company's Summer Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles - the largest new play reading series in the country.
He received a BA in Theatre from Alma College (MI) and an MFA in Directing from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (NJ). During his career, he has taught at colleges in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Michigan, Texas and California. He is currently a faculty member at The New York Film Academy in Burbank and at El Camino College in Los Angeles, CA.
Theatre serves a unique and valuable function within a university environment. No matter a student's primary discipline, the study of theatre exercises a student's empathy and imagination. It places an emphasis on work ethic, professionalism, and teamwork within a deadline environment. Most importantly, it encourages a student's freedom to take artistic risks in order to illuminate their own journey within the human experience.
During the summer of 2022, Matthew taught an acting workshop in Riyadh in conjunction with Hakawati Entertainment and The New York Film Academy. This workshop was a first of its kind for Saudi actors seeking to begin careers in the country's fledgling film and television industry.
To learn more about Matthew's career as an acting & directing teacher CLICK HERE.
During his more than twenty year career as a professional director, Matthew has directed plays for numerous theatre companies all over the United States, including:
In addition to this work in the theatre, Matthew has directed a handful of award-winning short films and shadowed on major network television shows at NBC and CBS.
To learn more about Matthew's directing career and to view more production photos CLICK HERE.