About Kay Matschullat

Kay Matschullat is an accomplished director, producer, educator, and founder whose work is dedicated to deconstructing barriers and exploring inventive collaborations.

Directing credits include the classics Threepenny Opera, All’s Well That Ends Well, Skin of Our Teeth, and Love’s Labour’s Lost; stage premiers of Dimetos and Echoes of a Thousand Hills with Mashirika Theater in Rwanda; and Carson McCullers Talks About Love with Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik and songwriter Suzanne Vega (nominated for a Drama Desk Award). She has directed premier productions by renowned writers including former Czech Republic president and playwright Vaclav Havel (The Conspirators), Nobel Prize-winning Caribbean playwright Derek Walcott (To Die For Granada, Pantomime), and Pulitzer Prize winner Ariel Dorfman (Widows). Matschullat founded the new play program at The Williamstown Theater Festival and InTheRaw at Red Bull Theater. She currently co-produces a multimedia series with music on historic moments that will debut at Carnegie Hall in March 2018.

A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and recipient of a Master of Arts degree from NYU, Matschullat’s awards include an NEA Directing Fellowship, a TCG Fellowship, a Rubin Foundation Production Grant, a Fulbright Senior Fellowship, and Harvard’s Rudolf Arnheim Award for Interdisciplinary Work. As an artist and educator, Matschullat served on NYU’s Tisch full-time faculty for over two decades and taught in Princeton University’s Theater and Dance program. Matschullat has held artistic residencies at Dartmouth College, Harvard College, CALARTS, SCAD, Duke University, and currently enjoys teaching master classes at San Francisco’s A.C.T.    

In 2013, Matschullat set her sights on driving innovation through the intersection of technology and the arts by founding Scriptopia, the first software application for collaborative, online script development. After successfully launching Scriptopia, Matschullat secured angel funding for MediaArtXploration (MAX), a non-profit dedicated to the cultivation and presentation of performing and media arts with the goal of increasing artistic exploration and humanistic inquiry into the light-speed advances in science and technology. She most enjoys creating space for artists and scientists to change the world and to that end she is curating MAX 2019: A Space Festival. For more info visit mediaartxploration.org.