Matthew Clinton Sekellick
Matthew Clinton Sekellick is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Troy, NY. Matthew often creates work in and about theatre and performance: plays, performances, installations, interventions, videos, and essays. His writing has appeared in Jacobin and Peach Mag, among others. He has performed from Montreal to Michoacán, directed for Hudson Valley Community College and Buffalo’s Torn Space Theater, and acted 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. His work can be seen at sekellick.net.
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.
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Matthew Clinton Sekellick discusses moving beyond awareness with action, advocating for theatre artists and administrators to join forces with existing social justice movements.
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.
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.
Matthew Sekellick explores what New York’s proposed minimum wage increase would mean for theatre artists.