Theatre Arts

Areas of Study

Program Features

  • Professional Resident Faculty
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival Participation
  • Yearly New York City Showcase, "WCSU Off-Broadway"
  • Children's Theatre and Community Outreach Programs
  • Workshops with N.Y. Stage, TV and Film Professionals
  • Internships possible with New York City and Connecticut Regional and Professional theatres.

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

This stunning new facility is home to a 350-seat theater, a 125-seat studio theatre, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Theatre Arts Faculty

Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.
Assistant Professor

[Performance Techniques/Voice and Diction/ Coordinator for the Musical Theatre Program]

Julio Matos (stage name Julio Agustin) is currently an assistant professor of theatre and coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree at Western Connecticut State University.  His performing credits include featured roles in the Broadway musicals Chicago and Bells Are Ringing (revival), in addition to appearing in the original companies of Fosse, Never Gonna Dance, Steel Pier, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.  As a director, Matos was nominated for an Audelco Award for his direction of the New Haarlem Arts Theatre's Latina-inspired production of Sweet Charity.  Teaching honors include Shelfer Scholar of the College of Music at Florida State University and as Artist-in-Residence for the Department of Dance at James Madison University.  In addition to coaching voice and acting, Julio runs a monthly audition studio in New York City ( teaching his Transition Strategies to students and early-career professionals transitioning to the next level of their performing careers.  At Western, he has directed Into the Woods, Sex with the Censor (and Other Plays by Theresa Rebeck), and Chicago.  Member:  SDC, AEA, SAG, AFTRA, and VASTA.

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