About Matthew Waterman

Matthew Waterman is a senior from Bloomington majoring in Jazz Studies with an outside field in Theatre & Drama and a minor in Political Science. He is a trombonist, music director, and composer/arranger, writing scores for jazz big band and Latin big band, among other instrumentations. Matthew is also an actor, with credits including Julius Caesar (IU Theatre), Out of Orbit (Bloomington Playwrights Project), Lord of the Flies (Cardinal Stage Company), In the Yichud Room (a staged reading for Jewish Theatre of Bloomington), and several independent projects at IU: The Tempest (for which he also composed and directed music), I Hate Myself, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Wash-n-Fold Trilogy, Part 1, written by M.F.A. playwright Christin Eve Cato and directed by M.F.A. director R.J. Hodde. Independent film credits include Above the Fruited Plain and Titus Andronicus. His original play, It’s Gonna Rain, is published by Samuel French. It was performed at the 2015 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska, and as part of the 2016-17 studio season of the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre. He directed a production of The Open House by Will Eno as an independent project in IU's Studio Theatre. He is the former theatre reviewer for the Herald-Times and currently writes a weekly opinion column for the Indiana Daily Student. In April, he will be playing Pozzo in an independent production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, directed by Dale McFadden. He hopes to pursue a master's degree in jazz composition after graduating. His music can be found on his artist page on Soundcloud.

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Recent Credits

Vinegar Tom

IU Theatre — Music Director

The Well-Tempered Clavier

Independent Project — Bryan

Out of Orbit

Bloomington Playwrights Project — Lady Macbeth

Julius Caesar

IU Theatre — Casca