Matthew Wilson

Matt is a Certified Teacher with the SAFD and has been practicing Stage Combat since 1995 (SAFD Member since 2004). He authored the chapter on stage combat theory and technique in the revised edition of MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS (Allworth, 2017).  Matt is currently Assistant Professor of Performance at the University of Mississippi as well as a freelance director, actor, choreographer, instructor, and scholar. He is also a Commedia dell'Arte expert who has performed THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC internationally and published A COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL (Playscripts, Inc., 2013) and two chapters in THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE (2015). SDC, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, ATME.  BA, Columbia University; MFA, Academy for Classical Acting; PhD candidate, University of Maryland.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

University of Maryland

Jan 29, 2012 Small Sword College Park, Maryland Basic Pass
Jan 29, 2012 Broadsword College Park, Maryland Recommended Pass
Jan 29, 2012 Quarterstaff College Park, Maryland Recommended Pass

Academy for Classic Acting - The Shakespeare Theatre

Jul 15, 2008 Broadsword Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Recommended Pass
Jul 15, 2008 Single Sword Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Recommended Pass
Jul 15, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Recommended Pass
Jul 15, 2008 Knife Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Recommended Pass
Jul 15, 2008 Unarmed Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Recommended Pass
Jul 15, 2008 Quarterstaff Washington, D.C., District of Columbia Recommended Pass