Matthew Wilburn King has performed roles on stage, film, and in commercials. Throughout his life, he has devoted energy to the arts, entertainment, lectures, philanthropy, film, and theatre. He has hosted and managed a number of artists, performers, speakers, comedians, entertainers, and he has served as a creative consultant and fiscal sponsor for film projects. He is available for acting (film, theatre, commercial, and industrial), voice overs, narration, and consulting for theatre and arts organizations.
Matthew is motivated by the desire to share and connect with the aesthetic and emotional realms of experience, while actively promoting the societal benefits of the arts and cultural transformations. Through participation in the arts and cultural communities, he seeks to raise awareness about philosophical and political questions that are not often accessible to the general public. He seeks to support and open avenues of communication between the subject and the object of inquiry.
Matthew’s first major stage role was performed with the Shakespeare Theatre Company at Sidney Harman Hall in Washington D.C. as a part of the Ensemble in the production of Julius Caesar (2008), directed by David Muse.
Since moving to Colorado Matthew has performed with the Upstart Crow Theater Company in Lady Windermere’s Fan (Parker) by Oscar Wilde (2008), Twelfth Night (Captain and Priest) by William Shakespeare (2015), and The Flies “Les Mouches” (Zeus) by Jean-Paul Sartre (2015).
Matthew has performed roles in commercials and film (PSAs) Produced by the Turtle Island Restoration Network as a part of their “Ban Drift-nets Campaign”, Directed by Joanna Nasar (2015 and 2016).
Matthew served as a Creative Consultant, and as an Actor (Bartender), for the film $927, produced by Unfunded Mandate Productions, Directed by Andrew Satter (2008).
In 2010, he performed the role of “Chad” in a comedy series called Downstage Confessions – a web series about actors in Washington DC, Directed by Peter Stray.
In 2009, King directed his first short film titled, “Through the Eyes of Hope”, produced by Old Style Films in Washington D.C. 2009. The film used the backdrop of a regimented and tightly controlled patriarchal dystopia to explore the extremes of masculine and feminine gender roles. A mysterious woman with amnesia has an awakening, and enlivening affect on the stiff, brainwashed populace. An agent of the Bureau of Morality and Righteousness attempts to track her down and contain her before she can unleash her powers.
Matthew has also taught acting for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and the Atlas Theatre in DC. While with CHAW, he produced, directed, and wrote the play Living Rainforests.
He is available for voice overs, stage, film, and commercials.
Theatre, Film, and Industrial Credits: (2000 – Present)
- Film Director: Old Style Films, “Through the Eyes of Hope” Washington DC 48 Film Project 2009.
- Actor: “Downstage Confessions”, Sitcom/Comedy Series – a series about actors in DC, Directed by Peter Stray May 2009 Maple Dragon Productions.
- Actor: “Lady Windermere’s Fan” by: Oscar Wilde – The Upstart Crow Theatre, Directed by: Richard Bell, Boulder, Colorado 2008
- Actor: “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Directed by: David Muse, Washington D.C. 2008
- Creative Consultant and Actor: Unfunded Mandate Productions, Actor (Bartender) “$927” Washington DC 48 Film Project May 2008 Directed by: Andrew Satter
- Actor: USFWS Productions, Actor (Field Manager) Training Video, Directed by Doug Canfield, Shepherdstown, WV 2000
Additional Theatre Training:
- University of Tulsa (Improvisation)
- Theatre Lab School of Dramatic Arts (Scene Study) Washington D.C.
- Capitol Hill Arts Workshop: Washington D.C. Youth Arts Program Instructor: Theatre, Fine Arts, and Environmental Education
- Atlas Theatre: Washington D.C. 2008 Summer Program Acting Instructor: ‘Joy of Motion’