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Mother Courage at Purgatory BK

photo by Erica Vanessa Ayala

Matthew Antoci is a queer creator and performer going "full diva mode" in New York City. Their work, which has been called "supremely confident" and "a delicious hot mess," exists in various mediums, including multi-media performance, theatre, and drag. 


Matthew has shown original work onstage at The Brick, We Are Here, The Kraine, IRT Theater, Purgatory, and Celebration Barn, as well as performed at CultureLab LIC, Connecticut Rep, 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 the summer of 2023, their collaboration with Meaghan Robichaud, MEOW!, was presented at The Brick and The Tank. Matthew was an artist-in-residence at IRT Theater with collaborator Hillary Gao in August of this year, and is currently working with the experimental performance collective CHILD at the Baryshnikov Arts Center.


They are a co-founder of the Cinnamon Summer Series, having facilitated the devised website performance The Fires We Don't See in 2020, as well as produced and directed the company’s inaugural production in the summer of 2019. Matthew received the George B. Wallis Award for Acting while studying theatre, performance, and linguistics 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 Italian Americans, daytime television, and the work of Stephen Varble. They are also an unapologetic Chekhov stan, and (for similar reasons) are obsessed with The Real Housewives. Matthew is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

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