In the summer of 2009, he co-wrote and co-directed the original children's musical, "Dream Machines" (also with Isaac Klein and James Stewart). Matt is currently the co-artistic director of MUDasMAN productions, has served as artistic director of the OffBeat Theater Company, and as the associate artistic director of the 78th Street Theatre Lab. He was a 2004-05 Kenan Directing Fellow at the Lincoln Center Institute, and is an alumnus of the 2005 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. Matt is a member of SDC, and a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He is currently developing a new musical, "Legend of the Word" with Isaac Klein and James Stewart as well as associate directing the upcoming premiere of "Sleepless in Seattle: the Musical".
No Rules Theatre Company found its origins at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Anne Kohn, Joshua Morgan and Brian Sutow, all students with a reputation for creating work beyond their rigorous course loads, decided to come together to produce a show. The result was a sold-out run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch that played at The Garage in Winston-Salem. Excited by their success, but not certain that their journey with that story was complete, the group began looking to transfer the production to a second location. In June of 2009 Hedwig began a second run in Washington, DC, where it was also met by critical praise and boasted many sold-out performances. From these humble beginnings the company's unique dual-city structure of performing work in Washington, DC and Winston-Salem, NC was born.
In just a few short seasons NRTC has grown rapidly, thanks in no small part to its reputation for consistently strong casting, experiential designs and dynamic programming. Each season the company presents a broad spectrum of work that seeks to illuminate a theme from several dynamically unique perspectives. In 2011 No Rules received the Helen Hayes Award for Best Emerging Theatre Company in recognition of the company's talent and unique contribution to the city's artistic landscape.