Matthew B. Zrebski is a multi-award winning director, playwright, composer, script consultant, teaching artist, and producer whose career has been defined by new play development and innovative productions. Recent directing credits include Hide, Orlando, I Want to Destroy You, Up the Fall, and Bob: A Life in Five Acts. His recently produced writing includes Arm, One Move, Shiver: a musical ghost story, Red in the Cloud, In a Single Breath, Offended!, Carnivora, Chrysalis, and Ablaze: an a cappella musical thriller, which recently received its New York City premiere. The cast albums of both Ablaze and Shiver along with his electronic albums We Persist and Chamber have all been distributed by Woodsway Entertainment. And the recently released short film, Swipe Left, features his original score. A passionate advocate for arts education, he’s the former Resident Teaching Artist at Portland Center Stage and is on staff with the Acting Academy at Oregon Children’s Theatre. He is the current Director of Education for Playwrights West, overseeing both the Teen West Ink Playwriting Residency Program as well as the Teen West Project New Work Development Production Program. He is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America and is an alumnus of The Recording Academy. He holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University where he graduated summa cum laude.