Kay Matschullat

Director and producer

    Kay Matschullat originates and directs theater around the globe. She has directed premiers of plays by Nobel prize-winning Caribbean playwright Derek Walcott, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ariel Dorfman and Playwright President Vaclav Havel. Other credits include THREEPENNY OPERA, CARSON MCCULLERS TALKS ABOUT LOVE (nominated for a Drama Desk Award) off-Broadway, ECHOES OF A THOUSAND HILLS in Rwanda, PANTOMIME, DIMETOS, and WIDOWS at Williamstown Theater, ALL’S WELL THAT END WELL, LOVE’S LABOURS LOST,  and SKIN OF OUR TEETH

     She has held artistic residencies at Dartmouth College, Harvard College, CALARTS, Savannah College of Art and Design.  She teaches Master Classes at A.C.T. Conservatory in SF. She served as a full time faculty member at Tisch School of the Arts and taught at Princeton University Program in Theater and Dance. 

     Grants include an NEA Fellowship, A TCG Fellowship, and a Drama League residency. She founded Scriptopia, the first online collaborative tool for play development.  Look out for MAX:Space her next initiative. 

Engagement Information

Kay Matschullat will be in residence at Duke for seven weeks to direct The Aeneid based on a play by Oliver Kemeid, translated by Maureen LaBonte, adapted to music theater by Kay Matschullat and Duncan Sheik with music by Duncan Sheik.   Kay has been adapting this piece in conjunction with  award-winning composer Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho) and brings it to Duke as a special opportunity for the student musical theater group Hoof'n'Horn which is producing this workshop as their spring show.  Kay is directing the workshop in conjunction with Professor Bradley Rogers' class THEATRST 211 Musical Theater Performance class and working with the students' creative team to produce the show in Reynolds Theater in April 2017.

Direct and produce new Duncan Sheik musical THE AENEID with Hoof'n'Horn and THEATRST 211 class