Matthew Antoci is a multi-disciplinary creator and performer based in New York City. They work in various mediums, including multi-media devised theater, internet performance, and drag. Matthew has performed onstage at venues such as CultureLab LIC, Purgatory, The Kraine, the Ballard Museum of Puppetry, and Connecticut Rep, as well as in various drag cabarets and across the internet. Their original play I AM MY OWN MILF had a sold-out run at the 2023 New York FRIGID Fringe Festival, winning three festival awards. In June of 2023, their performance MEOW! will be presented as part of the ?!:New Works series at The Brick, and Matthew will be an artist-in-residence at the Celebration Barn in South Paris, ME, with collaborator Meaghan Robichaud in May of this year.
They are a co-founder of the Cinnamon Summer Series, having facilitated the devised website experiment The Fires We Don't See in 2020, as well as produced and directed the company’s inaugural production, Much Ado About Nothing, in the summer of 2019. Matthew received the George B. Wallis Award for Acting while studying theatre, performance, and political science at the University of Connecticut. In addition to their performance work, Matthew is a freelance dialect coach and astrologer.
Matthew's current artistic interests include glamor, fat dramaturgies, and daytime television. They are also an unapologetic Chekhov stan, and (for similar reasons) are obsessed with The Real Housewives of New York City. Matthew is genderqueer/non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.