Matt Webster is a Theatre Educator who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He holds a BA in Theatre from California State University at San Bernardino, an MA in Theatre Education from The University of New Mexico, and an MFA in Theatre for Youth from The University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 1996 to 2010, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Theatre Education/ Theatre for Youth at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During his time there, Matt was the director of the UNCC Theatre Education and Licensing program and was responsible for teaching, training, and certifying Theatre Education students. In 2010, Matt left the university to become the chair of a brand new Fine Arts Department at Rocky River High School in Mint Hill, North Carolina.
Matt left full-time classroom teaching in 2016 to become the curriculum consultant for The Drama Teacher Academy, a membership website that provides professional development, curriculum, resources, and support for theatre teachers around the world. Through the DTA, Matt creates materials and presents workshops to teachers, both online and at various Theatre Education conferences around the country. He is currently an adjunct professor of theatre at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
In addition to teaching, Matt is an actor and director who has worked with both children and adults for theatre companies from coast to coast, including Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Silver Bear Theatre in Albuquerque, Theatre Charlotte, Davidson Community Players, Matthews Playhouse, and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.
Matt is also an award-winning, published playwright. His plays are available through Theatrefolk.