Matthew McMahan is a Boston-based performance scholar, dramaturg, and comedian.
Matthew McMahan is a performance scholar, dramaturg, and comedian. He is currently the Assistant Director for the Center of Comedic Arts at Emerson College, where he teaches the history of comedy. He has a PhD in Drama from Tufts University and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University. As a performer, he has worked as a resident cast member at ImprovBoston for the past three years, and as a dramaturg, he has worked with such theatre companies as HowlRound, the Wooster Group, the Atlantic Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the Boston-based collective imaginary beasts. His research and reviews have been published in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Theatre History Studies, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The New England Theatre Journal, and The Texas Theatre Journal.