Students: Matthew Thompson

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Matt ThompsonMatt has been working in the professional theatre world for over twenty years. Formerly the Artistic
Director of Compass Theatre he now heads The San Diego Playwright’s Collective. He has directed for The La Jolla Playhouse, North Coast Repertory Theatre and
San Diego Rep.  He is a published playwright with over twenty titles in print from Brooklyn, Dramatic,  Eldridge, Heuer and Norman Maine Publishing repectively.  From 2008-2012 he held the dual titles of Education Director and Artistic Associate of North Coast Repertory Theatre where he was commissioned to write five new plays. Most recently he worked in the Entertainment Department for SeaWorld San Diego writing the Sea Lion & Otter Show among other projects.  As an actor he was worked in various theatres across the United States and you may have seen his face on C.S.I, Veronica Mars, Days of Our Lives, or even Baywatch. He holds an M.A.
in Theatre from San Diego State University and currently teaches at both MiraCosta and Southwestern Colleges in the San Diego area.