Matthew Masino is a freelance Theatre Director currently based in Chicago, Illinois, and a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago where he received a BFA in Theatre Directing. He recently directed Events Horizon by Elisa Casseri for the International Voices Project.
Columbia Credits include WW™D by Ana Nordwig (world premiere), Ken Ludwig's The Fox on the Fairway, Wolves by Steve Yockey, Heart’s Desire by Caryl Churchill, and The Curious Incident of the QUAD in the Nighttime, an original adaption, based on the plays by Simon Stephens and Samuel Beckett.
He was the founder and Artistic Director of theatrestars, a non-profit theatre company that provides free theatrical entertainment to retirement homes in Thousand Oaks, CA. With the company he directed The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County adapted by Joseph McDonough, Getting Sara Married by Sam Bobrick, and Mind Over Matt by Scott Haan. For his work with theatrestars, Matthew was awarded a Christian Service Award by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Stage management credits include Caroline, or Change (Dir. Adam Goldstein; Music Dir. Jermaine Hill), Harlowe (Dir. Kass Ferland Haround), and Land of the Free (Dir. Nathan Clifford). Production manager credits include the 2019 New Plays Festival at Columbia College Chicago.