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Ken-Matt Martin

EMC - SAG Eligible
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Theater Credits
The Amen Corner by James Baldwin   Director     Pyramid Theatre Company     
Mississippi Goddamn by Jonathan Norton   Director     Pyramid Theatre Company     
Tripping Over Roots by Jaymes Jorsling   Director     Rites and Reason Theatre     
Civil Sex by Brian Freeman   Director     Brown/Trinity     
Shakuntala Adapted by Sarmishta Sakar   Director/Choreographer     Gateway Dance Theatre     
Fences by August Wilson   Director     Des Moines Social Club     
Silent Victory by Claudine Cheatem   Director     Pyramid Theatre Company     
Gem of The Ocean by August Wilson   Director     Drake University     
The N-Word by Jessica Avant   Director     Des Moines NAACP     
A Soldier's Play   Cpt. Richard Davenport     Des Moines Social Club     
Clybourne Park   Albert/Kevin     StageWest     
Superior Donuts   Franco     StageWest     
A Behanding in Spokane   Toby     Des Moines Social Club     
Voices at the River Play Festival   Company Member     Arkansas Repertory Theatre     Bob Hupp
Sing, Dance, Repeat!   Ensemble     Arkansas Repertory Theatre     Nicole Capri
Joseph and the Amazing...   Judah     Tent Theatre      Karla Kash
Hairspray   Seaweed     Des Moines Playhouse     
Shrek the Musical   Donkey     Des Moines Playhouse     
Les Miserables   Grantaire     Des Moines Playhouse     
Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party   Black     Drake University     
Working   Lovin' Al     StageWest     
Dutchman   Clay     Des Moines Social Club     
Exit the King   Guard     Drake University     Deena Conley
Review the Revue   Ensemble     Arkansas Repertory Theatre     Nicole Capri
Urinetown   Ensemble     Drake University     Karla Kash
Film Credits
Valediction to the Bridge   Jay          Julian Walker
Valentine Road   Charlie     Iowa Filmmakers     Paul Benedict
Television Credits
All That   Various     Nickelodeon Network     
Other Credits
Mai Dang Lao   Assistant Director     Sideshow Theatre Company     Marti Lyons
The Sign in Sideny Brustein's Window   Assistant Director     Goodman Theatre     Anne Kauffman
The MountainTop   Assistant Director     Trinity Repertory Company     Kent Gash
A Raisin in the Sun   Lead Producer     Pyramid Theatre Company     Tiffany Johnson
Hooded, Or Being Black For Dummies   Lead Producer     Pyramid Theatre Company     JirĂ©h Breon Holder
Ken-Matt is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Pyramid Theatre Company in Des Moines, IA. Pyramid is a summer repertory theatre in residence at the Des Moines Performing Arts' Stoner Theatre.
Education and Training
Goodman Theatre:
2015-2016 Season Apprentice General Manager Management/Producing: Roche Schulfer, Steve Scott, John Collins

Brown University/Trinity Repertory Theatre:
M.F.A Directing,2019
Directing: Brian Mertes, Acting: Brian McEleny, Voice: Thom Jones, Movement: Shura Baryshnikov

Drake University:
B.A. Theatre
Musical Theatre Acting: Karla Kash, Deena Conley, Clive Elliot
B.J.M.C. Public Relations-Digital Advertising

Arkansas Repertory Theatre:
Musical Theatre Intensive 2007-2011 Acting:Bob Hupp & Nicole Capri
Special Skills
Management Skills: Development, Fundraising, Budget Management, Contract Authorship, Event Planning, Public Speaking, Social Media Management, Strategic Planning
Dance: Jazz, Step, Intermediate Tap, Musical Theatre
Awards and Recognition
Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theatre Award - 2016
Broadway World Word Award for Best Director (Fences)- 2014