Some of Matt's more rewarding teaching experiences have been with underserved students including work with the Shakespeare Festival at ReStart, a homeless shelter in Kansas City, MO and with Kansas City Repertory Theater at DeLaSalle and Hilltop, both high schools for adjudicated youths. Matt also taught adults with Down's Syndrome in a program offered through Accessible Arts. Matt is also a professional actor and musician with many local and regional credits. He was an original member of the cast of the Festival's Shakespeare to Go! and co-created and co-directed the Festival's Romeo and Juliet to Go!. Matt has been seen on the Festival stage in productions of The Taming of the Shrew, Julius, Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth,A Midsummer Night's Dream and As You Like It.