Matt helps individuals, families and teams reimagine and articulate their stories, awakening new perspectives on the past and new visions for the future. He is an award-winning writer, creator, storyteller, and teacher with decades of experience in theater, television, and podcasts. His writing for children, including programs on Netflix and Spotify by DreamWorks Animation and Moonbug Entertainment, celebrates differences and elevates kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness. Matt is visually impaired and is currently developing a preschool animated series with a visually impaired protagonist that introduces kids to mindfulness meditation.
For 20 years, he served as Managing Director of the family business that he co-founded, an award-winning non-profit physical theater ensemble based in New York City called Blessed Unrest. As a playwright, he has won multiple awards including the 2018 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Play and First Prize at the Secondo Theatre Festival (Switzerland). His eleven full-length plays have been performed in New York City, across the country, and on international tours (in collaboration with Teatri Oda of Kosovo). He has taught numerous workshops to students from elementary school to university graduate level, earning a Special Commendation from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. As a performer, he has appeared extensively Off-Broadway, on international tours, and on stage at The Moth storytelling events. He is a graduate of Clemson University, was selected as a 2022 RespectAbility Lab fellow, and owes much of who he is to the sea turtles of Costa Rica.
“We find meaning through stories. How you articulate your story alters your own and others’ perception of your life’s meaning and your vision for the future.”