Matthew Wilson (He/Him/His)

Matthew R. Wilson

Matthew R. Wilson is an SAFD Certified Teacher and author of the stage combat chapter in MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS (Allworth 2017) and several articles for THE FIGHT MASTER.  He serves as Associate Professor of Theatre at The George Washington University's Corcoran School of the Arts & Design and Director of Graduate Studies for GW's Academy for Classical Acting in partnership with The Shakespeare Theatre Company.  Matt also works as a freelance director, actor, choreographer, instructor, and scholar. An expert in Commedia dell'Arte, he tours the world with THE GREAT ONE-MAN COMMEDIA EPIC 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, 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