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Matthew Sekellick

Matthew Sekellick is an artist working in and around theater and performance based in Troy, New York.

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 Studies in Musical TheatreJacobin 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.

How Can You Turn Awareness into Action?
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How Can You Turn Awareness into Action?

A Roadmap Toward Economic Justice for Theatre Folk

29 June 2017

Matthew Clinton Sekellick discusses moving beyond awareness with action, advocating for theatre artists and administrators to join forces with existing social justice movements.

No More Mamets
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No More Mamets

12 February 2017

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. 

Against Entrepreneurship
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Against Entrepreneurship

9 December 2016

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.

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Conflict Over Billing
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Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Conflict Over Billing

7 December 2016

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
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Acting in Solidarity

Working for a Living Wage

16 October 2015

Matthew Sekellick explores what New York’s proposed minimum wage increase would mean for theatre artists.