Matthew Clinton Sekellick

Matthew Clinton Sekellick is an artist, writer, and organizer based in Troy, NY. Matthew creates work in and about theatre and performance: plays, performances, installations, interventions, videos, and essays. He has performed from Montreal to Michoacán, directed for Buffalo’s Torn Space Theater and performed with, the New York State Theater Institute and Saratoga Shakespeare Company. He holds an MA from the University at Buffalo, a BA from Purchase College, and has trained with SITI Company. He co-hosts a podcast on politics and culture which can be heard at theleftworld.com, and his work can be seen at sekellick.net.

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Essays

  • Against Entrepreneurship
    Matthew Sekellick argues that identifying as entrepreneurs is not merely a survival strategy, but a false consciousness that alienates us further from our fellow artists and artisans. As theater artists, what we have to do is … imagine a world outside the confines of the present: a world beyond the horizon of entrepreneurship.

Blognews, trends, insights

  • No More Mamets
    Matthew Clinton Sekellick discusses the work of David Mamet and Neil LaBute, challenging the theatre community to be more inclusive and to not produce work that reinforces the dominant narrative.
  • Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Conflict Over Billing
    Matthew Clinton Sekellick unpacks the crediting dispute over the Broadway production of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 , and the implications for the relationship between non-profits and commercial producers.
  • Acting in Solidarity: Working for a Living Wage
    Matthew Sekellick explores what New York’s proposed minimum wage increase would mean for theatre artists.