(he/him)Washington Improv Theater
Matt needed a hobby, and a friend suggested trying this improv thing. The rest is history (at least to Matt).
Matt has performed at WIT, and the DCAC, among other local venues as a founding member of the indie team, The Real Winners. He has also performed with indie teams Bathtub Gin, Life in a Day, and the one and only Unoprov!!!.
In addition, he has appeared in numerous Improvapalooza shows over the last two years and participated in FIST with Bathtub Mocktail and Momplemouse. As far as improv training, he took his first improv class many years ago at The DC Improv. In the summer of 2019, he took a Level 1 WIT class and completed the WIT curriculum. Matt has particiapted in numerous workshops as well as an advanced Harold Class, and he joined the WIT Harold Team Chopper in the summer of 2023. Oh, and can’t forget that he co-founded the improvised podcast BARF in 2021 and it is still going strong!
While Matt spent most of his childhood playing sports, he did still manage to appear in a few stage productions. Most notably, as a member of the Lollipop Guild in his elementary school production of the Wizard of Oz, and in the starring role(!) of his 6th grade reading class’s production of Macdeath which was parody of Macbeth.
Matt is a licensed architect with over two decades of experience and has designed institutional, cultural, and commercial projects, ranging from historic renovations to high rise construction. He is the Principal and Founder of DMArchitects.
Matt earned his architecture degree from Virginia Tech, and attended the Washington Alexandria Architecture Consortium (WAAC). Throughout his career, he has remained connected to the academic world, mentoring emerging professionals and teaching architectural courses at Northern Virginia Community College. Matt also provides leadership as chairperson of the AIA NOVA and AIA Virginia Committee on the Environment. He has a passion for design and also loves to express his creativity through drawing and of course, improv!
A good friend convinced Matt to give improv a try way back in 2014, when he took his first class at the DC Improv. Matt continued to attend shows for years until finally jumping back on the comedy bandwagon in 2019 by signing up for a Level 1 class at WIT. He loved it and proceeded to complete the improv curriculum, including the Advanced Harold.
Like many others, Matt formed an Improv team with friends from class and they competed as Bathtub Mocktail in the 2022 FIST (making it past round one!). He can’t wait to continue to perform with his dear friends and has even ventured into stand-up comedy. Last but not least, he is the co-creator of the BARFPOD podcast. Check it out on Spotify!