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Matt DiCintio

Matt DiCintio received his PhD in Drama from Tufts University. His publications include the Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy, Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, Tennessee Williams Annual Review, Theatre Symposium, Études, and American Theatre Magazine, where he was an affiliated writer. Matt has served as dramaturg at The Guthrie Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company, and The Playwright's Center, among other. He holds an an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA in Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina.

Why “Diversity is Encouraged” Is Not Enough
Essay

Why “Diversity is Encouraged” Is Not Enough

11 February 2018

Matt DiCintio describes a tactic for playwrights who wish to oppose white dominance and to challenge the prevailing assumption within US theatre culture that a playscript's characters are white by default.

Anywhere and Everywhere
Essay

Anywhere and Everywhere

Orientalism in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

3 August 2016

Matt DiCintio explores the orientalism in Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.