Author Archives: Matthew Wrather

Don’t Dress for Dinner at International City Theatre

In my first full-equity job since returning to Los Angeles and getting my MFA, I’ll be playing a lead role in Don’t Dress for Dinner at Long Beach’s International City Theatre. It’s a French-style three door farce with mistresses, misunderstandings, and mighty-tiny negligees, and I get to trip over the furniture, do spit-takes, and smooch […]

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“Antwone Fisher: A Play” at UCLA

I’m very excited to announce my last show at UCLA. Antwone Fisher, the subject (and writer) of Denzel Washington’s 2002 movie of that same name, is retelling the story of his life in theatrical form, using actors from UCLA’s grad program to portray the cast of hustlers, sailers, neighborhood kids, and family members that populate […]

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The Adding Machine at UCLA, Nov 4–12, 2011

I’m very happy to announce my second-to-last show at UCLA—not because it’s the second-to-last, but because it’s a fascinating play and should be an interesting production, directed by a member of Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, J. Ed Araiza. We’re doing it with minimal production—just light and sound, really—and it will be very viewpointsy and artsy. […]

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The Versailles: A Reading of a New Comedy

What’s funny about the great recession? It’s 2008, and the residents of “The Versailles,” a huge luxury condo complex plopped down in the middle of inner-city Philly, band together when their landlord goes AWOL, their neighbors start defecting, and the power goes off. Both a hilarious satire and a fascinating study of what happens to […]

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The Cherry Orchard at UCLA

I’m glad to announce that we’re doing The Cherry Orchard at UCLA, directed by Mel Shapiro, the head of graduate acting at the school of Theater, Film and Television. It’s a fantastic show and I hope you can see it! UCLA School of Theater Film and Television presents Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD directed by Mel […]

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Is There Life After High School?: My First Show at UCLA

Everybody has been telling me to let them know when I’m in a show at UCLA. Well, here it is! And what’s more, it’s a musical (the first one the graduate actors at UCLA have ever done. I’m glad to announce that next month, you can come see me sing, tap-dance, play piano, and—oh yes—act […]

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone at UCLA

I’m very excited to be working on my first full-length project with my classmates at UCLA. If you live out here, I hope you will consider coming out to see some very talented actors. And also me. DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE by Sarah Ruhl directed by Alex Levy featuring Lauren Dunagan, Josephine Keefe, Nina Law, […]

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Returning to the Ancestral Homeland

Though I’ve announced this in several places (Facebook, Twitter), I haven’t really made the update here… Earlier this year I accepted an offer of admission to the graduate acting program at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. It’s a 3-year M.F.A. program, and it means that almost 11 years after moving to New […]

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Appearing at La MaMa ETC in “It Matters Where You’re Buried”

I’m pleased to announce that I’m appearing (and playing a little piano!) in a reading of It Matters Where You’re Buried, a new cabaret pray about chanteuse and nightclub hostess-to-the-stars Brick Top, at La MaMa ETC in the east village, as a part of their reading series Shadow. Here are the details: IT MATTERS WHERE […]

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KNB Review at

I am delighted that the review of KNB the Musical was a rave, happier still that the reviewer seems to have gotten the writer/director’s aims exactly, and astonished that the following sentence appeared in it: The cast is led by Glenn Seven Allen as Batteaux, who sings, dances, and acts with grand finesse.… Standouts […]

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