DEREK MATSON Dramaturgical work has included collaborations with Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, the Metropolitan Opera, The House Theatre, the Hypocrites, American Theater Company, TimeLine, About Face, Strawdog, and the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Derek studied acting at the Cours Florent in Paris, and he’s currently 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, and Cornell University, where he earned his M.A. in Theatre and Performance Studies. Derek is 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.