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Matt Curtis

Content & Marketing Director,
Educational Theatre Association

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Content & Marketing Director,
Educational Theatre Association

Bio

Matt Curtis is the Content & Marketing Director at the Educational Theatre Association, an organization he has been involved with since elected vice-president of Thespian Troupe 561 at Thomas Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to his role at EdTA, Matt was part of the Licensing team at Disney Theatrical Productions, where he oversaw the development of musicals and plays as they were published for licensed productions. As teaching artist, educator, writer, editor, and/or project manager, he has contributed to the development of over 50 plays and musicals, including Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Freaky Friday, as well as educational adaptations of Frozen, Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Hairspray, Crazy for You, The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, among others. Matt holds a BA in Musical Theatre and a Master’s Degree in Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado, where he is currently on staff at the graduate school. Matt is honored to have worked with President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ Turnaround Arts program, providing underserved communities with transformative theatre arts opportunities in schools. Matt currently resides in Boston with his husband and his Wheaten terrier.

Education

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado, United States
Master's Degree, 2012
Theatre Education
2010 To 2012
Dissertation: The Process of Keeping Creative Expression and Artistic Freedom Unencumbered and Uncensored: A Study of Student Actors in the Musical [title of show]
Advisor: Mary Schuttler

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado, United States
Bachelor's Degree, 2004
Musical Theatre
2000 To 2004

Job History

University of Northern Colorado
Graduate Assistant & Thesis Editor
Greeley, CO, United States
January 2017 - present

Disney Theatrical Productions
Project and Content Manager, Licensing
New York, NY, United States
September 2015 - January 2021

The Drama League
Events & Education Coordinator
New York, NY, United States
November 2013 - September 2015

iTheatrics
Editor, Designer, Teaching Artist
New York, NY, United States
July 2012 - September 2015