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Derek Matson

DEREK MATSON is delighted to return to Court Theatre after dramaturging last season’s production of Photograph 51. His dramaturgical work has included productions, readings, and development workshops for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites, American Theater Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, About Face Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, and Chicago Opera Vanguard, among others. Derek studied acting at the Cours Florent in Paris, and is a lecturer in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. His translations of French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, and Catalan have been featured on ARTE in France and at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, the Montreux Comedy Festival, the Eastman School of Music, and Cornell University, where he earned his M.A. in Theater and Performance Studies. Derek’s a former recipient of a Fulbright Assistantship to France and a Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship to Russia. Closer to home, he’s a company member of The House Theatre of Chicago.