Julio Agustin Matos, Jr.
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
Theatre and Speech
Although my training and technique are both Stanislavski- and Meisner-based, my approach is not necessarily to teach one certain methodology at first, but to help students understand through exposure that there are many different ways to arrive at the same result. My goal is to help students to learn, more than it is simply to teach. I am able to work with students on their specific needs, ultimately assisting them in finding their own individual path. I am a strong proponent of a liberal arts education as I believe exposure to things outside of the theatre arts is essential to becoming both a well-rounded, individual, mature student, and trained effective performer. The skills attained through this type of varied and rigorous education exposes students to issues not often explored in the conservatory setting; matters such as learning effective time management, developing a compassion and understanding for others not like ones self, a clearer perspective and self-awareness, and others. These are invaluable for the serious student who seeks a profession in this business and can often mean success in crossing over from student to professional, as well as the maintenance of a successful career in the industry. Technique, collaboration, and experience are what I am able to offer my students and colleagues.
M.F.A. in Directing, The Pennsylvania State University M.F.A. in Acting, Columbia University (attended) B.M. Performance, The Florida State University Certificate: The Governor’s Program, Miami-Dade Community College, Musical Theatre Performance
Other Training and Education Anne Bogart, The Viewpoints Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice Sande Shurin,Transformational Acting Neil Semer, Voice Steve White, Stage Combat
Prof. Matos teaches all levels of Acting, Voice and Speech, and Musical Theatre Workshop.
Professional Associations SSDC VASTA AEA SAG AFTRA DirectingNorth Carolina Theatre, NCWHISTLE DOWN THE WIND, by Labey/TaylorPennsylvania Centre Stage, PAOUT OF LINE, by Matos/FranceschinaAaron Davis Hall, NYBREATH, BOOM, by Kia CorthronTHE LIFE, by Cy ColemanShapiro Theatre, NYDEAD AWAKE, by Noel Arthur The Little Theatre, NYCLUB PARADISE, by Oyamo/MoorePavilion Studio TheatreTHE WILD PARTY, by Andrew LippaAsst. Dir. / Dramaturgy The Goodspeed Opera House, CT PIPPIN - Gabriel Barre, Dir. Citizen’s Bank Theatre, PA THE COLORED MUSEUM - Charles Dumas, Dir. The Playhouse Theatre, PA NOISES OFF – Dan Carter, Dir. Choreography Pennsylvania Centre Stage CLOSER THAN EVER – Cary L. Libkin, Dir. Training Magazine’s Top 100 Awards, NY Asst. Choreographer Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, FL Fashion Show, Sovereign of the Seas Performance Broadway CHICAGO – “Fred Casely” (featured) BELLS ARE RINGING – “Carl” (featured” FOSSE – Original Company NEVER GONNA DANCE – “Romero” (u/s) STEEL PIER – “Johnny Adel” (u/s) KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN – Swing, First National Tour Off Broadway LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! – “Ramon” BLESSING IN DISGUISE – “Fidelito” Workshops/Readings SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS TROPICANA ALLEGRO HEAVEN ON EARTH Regional EVITA – “Che” Ogunquit Playhouse, ME WEST SIDE STORY – “Bernardo” BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – “Jose” The MUNY, MO SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS – “Benjamin” CLO South Bay Cities, CA GREASE – “Sonny” Actor’s Playhouse, FL Television/Film All My Children One Life to Live Guiding Light The Producers, the movie Center Stage Bravo Documentary, FOSSE The Rosie O’Donnell Show Regis and Kathy Lee The Tony Awards, ‘96 Commercial/Print McDonald’s Verizon Ericcson Panasonic Smirnoff Vodka Xerox Kohl’s Flecto Furniture Wyeth Capezio Brochure/Website Nautical Fit Model Gym Magazine Genre Magazine Recordings BELLS ARE RINGING, “Mu-Cha-Cha” duet w/Faith Prince, Finsworth Alley, LLC FOSSE, RCA Victor STEEL PIER, RCA Victor Awards & Recognition Robert E. Leonard Award Chancellor’s List ‘05 Shelfer Scholar, FSU ‘02 Dramalogue Award, FOSSE Best Ensemble Performance All-Stage Conductor, Superior Rating