Name: Matthew Andrews
Title: Professor of English/Theatre
Director of Theatre Program
MCCTA Faculty Advisor
Director of Summer Pre-College Theatre Institute

Office Location: Fontaine 221
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 7507
Personal Web Page:
Degrees Held:

MFA in Directing, University of Oklahoma
MA in Theatre, Oklahoma State University
NAST Certificate in Acting, National Shakespeare Conservatory, NYC
BA in English, Mass College of Liberal Arts


Prof. Andrews has directed campus productions of Cabaret, A Chorus Line, Godspell, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Angels in America, Our Town, Lost in Yonkers, The Laramie Project, Noises Off, Spine, The Girls Next Door, Nunsense, Oliver! and Anything Goes. He is directing Anything Goes again this spring, his sixteenth show overall at Marist.

Professionally, Prof. Andrews is former Artistic Director of River Valley Rep Theatre, an Equity theatre company in summer residence at Marist College. RVR productions directed are The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abdridged Revised, Dinner with Friends, and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.  Some of his favorite plays directed at other theatres are Complete Works (3 times!Fifth of July, Lonely Planet, Noises Off! (twice directed and once as an actor!), Broadway Bound and The Little Foxes. Favorite acting credits through the years are roles in Shakespeare's Pericles, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest,  as well as The Miser, The School for Scandal and The Recruiting Officer.

Prof. Andrews is a member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA).


Prof. Andrews' creative specilaties are acting technique and directing (modern Realism, contemporary farce & musical theatre.) Other areas of interest are arts administration/theatre management, 20th Century American theatre history, Group Theatre and early American aplications of the Stanislavsky System.

Courses he has taught include Acting I, Acting II, Acting III, Performing Shakespeare, Stage Movement, Directing, Musical Theatre History,Theatre Worskhop, Intro to Theatre, Modern Drama, American Drama II and Politics & Performance. This spring Prof Andrews teaches Acting II, Acting III and Intro to Theatre.

Awards & Honors:

Faculty Recognition Award for Distinguished Service 2008, 2009, 2013

Faculty Recognition Award for Distinguished Professional/Creative Activity 2011-2013

Student Government Association's Club Advisor of the Year for MCCTA, 2010

Student Government Association's Faculty Advisor of the Year for MCCTA, 2009




"Still Fervent: Phoebe Brand at 96. The Last of the Group Theatre and First Generation of American Stanislavsky Actors." Theatre History Studies, Vol. 25. 2005



Please email Prof. Andrews for more information on the Marist Theatre Program and available scholarships to study theatre at Marist.