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.
SPOTLIGHT ON ...

New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, 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
matosj@wcsu.edu

[Performance Techniques/Voice and Diction/Musical Theatre]

Julio Matos (stage name Julio Agustin) is currently an assistant professor of theatre and coordinator of the Musical Theatre concentration at Western Connecticut State University.  He has directed, choreographed, and taught throughout the United States, and was most recently nominated for an Audelco Award for his work as director of the New Haarlem Arts Theatre’s Latina-inspired production of Sweet Charity.  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 the recent Lincoln Center musical, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, directed by Bartlett Sher.  Teaching honors include the 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 (www.TheTransitionWorkshop.com) teaching his Transition Strategies to students and early-career professionals transitioning to the next level of their performing careers.  Member:  SDC, AEA, SAG, AFTRA, and VASTA.

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