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Matthew Schneck

  • Theatre, Film and Video Production (CAM)

Matthew Schneck is an award-winning actor, playwright, director, and university professor. He made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated production of London Assurance and has worked professionally in New York City and across the country for the past 18 years. Since relocating to Denver in 2017, Matthew has performed with: The Colorado Shakespeare Festival in The Taming of The Shrew (Grumio), Julius Caesar (Cassius), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Holofernes), Cyrano De Bergerac (Le Bret), and Henry IV Part III (King of France); The Rape of the Sabine Women (Henry Award Nomination) at Local Theatre Company; The Intellectual Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism… at Curious Theatre Company; and Bite Size at The Denver Center Theatre Company. This fall, Matthew will be performing in The Thanksgiving Play at Curious Theatre Company.

Selected acting work includes: The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award); The Merchant of Venice (The Royal Shakespeare Company, Featuring Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham and Directed by Tony winner Darko Tresjnak); A 12 Lb. Discourse (SoHo Rep, co-wrote and co-performed); The Little Foxes (The Shakespeare Theatre of DC - Featuring Tony winner Elizabeth Ashley and Directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes); Major Barbara (San Jose Rep-Dean Goodman Award).

Matthew is the author of 12 plays and has held academic appointments at Southern Oregon University and The University of Kentucky, and teaches acting at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Areas of Expertise

Acting/Directing for Film

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Villanova University
BA; English Literature/Theater

The National Theatre Conservatory
MFA; Acting


Drama Desk Award
Dean Goodman Choice Award


Actor's Equity Association (AEA)

"A Feral World" Wins at Southeast Regional Film Festival

Film & Television Chair David Liban's post-apocalyptic film, "A Feral World", is scheduled for release on Amazon and iTunes for September 22nd!

Feral Honors

  • Winner, Best Sci-Fi Feature at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actor at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Winner, Best Actress at the Southeastern Regional Film Festival
  • Official Selection of the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival

"Fresh Tracks" at Vail Film Festival

CU Denver faculty and filmmaker Hans Rosenwinkel's film, "Fresh Tracks", a documentary about the first U.S. amputee skier and his design that launched the adaptive skiing movement, is up for Best Documentary at the Vail Film Festival.

New Documentary by FITV Faculty Roma Sur and Jessica McGaugh

When the ancient Indian beats of Odissi combine with the rhythms of the West African Djembe and the vibrant Spanish Flamenco, a new kind of sound is born. Jessica McGaugh and Roma Sur have partnered on the new documentary, "Three Worlds, One Stage".


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Meet CAM Faculty Member Edward Tyndall

What are Edward Tyndall's favorite movies? Get to know new Film & Television faculty member Edward Tyndall in his Q&A.

Bollywood Connections: Film & Television in India

Ten Film & Television students, led by Roma Sur, traveled to Mumbai, India to collaborate with India’s top film school to produce a bi-lingual short film in “Bollywood”, the movie capital of the eastern hemisphere.