Matthew Crider

Assistant Professor

Matthew Crider is the Acting and Movement specialist at Murray State University. Previously, he taught voice and movement at the University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point. He is an alumnus of Brandeis University, where he spent three years as both student and staff. Under the master Suzuki Method teachers Erik Hill and Adrianne Krstansky, Matthew intensively studied movements of the body on stage, and continued his work of Suzuki Method actor training under Monica Vinao and E. Grey Simons III. Along with this, Matthew has been an active fight choreographer and combat performer. Matthew has studied under Society of American Fight Directors teachers such as Robert Walsh, Chuck Coyl, and Geof Alm. He has worked on choreography for productions of 'The Three Musketeers', 'Hamlet', 'As You Like It', 'Edmond', and an original adaptation of the Chinese classic, "The Orphan of Zhao", among many others. As an actor, Matthew has performed with the Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Hippodrome State Theater, and Double Edge Theatre Company. His favorite roles include Matamore ('The Illusion'), D'Artagnan ('The Three Musketeers'), The ducal brothers Frederick and Senior ('As You Like It'), and Jacob Marley ('A Christmas Carol'). Matthew has instructed at Brandeis University, Commonwealth Shakespeare in Boston, the award-winning outreach program H.I.T.T. with the Hippodrome State Theater, the University of Florida, and has been a coach/director for many professional improv companies. He received his MFA in acting from Brandeis University, and his BFA in acting from the University of Florida. He remains a fairly rabid Florida Gator football fan.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Murray State Renewals 2017

Mar 25, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Mar 25, 2017 Small Sword Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Mar 25, 2017 Knife Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Mar 25, 2017 Broadsword Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass

Carnage renewals

Nov 19, 2016 Broadsword and Shield Des Moines, Iowa Basic Pass

Murray State 2016

Mar 24, 2016 Unarmed Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass
Mar 24, 2016 Quarterstaff Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass

2015 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Jul 10, 2015 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

Murray State University and Rat Pack Productions

Mar 22, 2014 Single Sword Murray, Kentucky Recommended Pass

2013 NSCW AACW - SPTs and SPRs

Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Rapier and Dagger Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Knife Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Quarterstaff Winston-Salem, North Carolina Recommended Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Single Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Small Sword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 19, 2013 Broadsword and Shield Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass

Texas Intensive Stage Combat Workshop

Sep 4, 2010 Single Sword Houston, Texas Basic Pass
Sep 4, 2010 Knife Houston, Texas Basic Pass
Sep 4, 2010 Quarterstaff Houston, Texas Recommended Pass