Matt Minnicino

Show Director

Dr. Faustus, Session 2

Favorite Shakespeare Play:

Henry IV, Part 1

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:

somewhere between Ulysses (from Troilus & Cressida) and Sir Andrew Aguecheek (from Twelfth Night)

Favorite Shakespeare quote:

“It is required / you do awake your faith.” (Winter’s Tale, V.iii)

Favorite Play that isn’t by Shakespeare:

Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl

All-time favorite ASC Moment:

Too many to name. But the moment that Shakespeare could be anything for everyone fell on me while watching a camp production of A Winter’s Tale in faraway 2005 — after an emotionally-taxing, heartrending first half, Antigonus was devoured by a person-sized teddy bear launched from the balcony, with whom she wrestled for about 30 seconds underscored by gales of laughter and thunderous applause.


Matt Minnicino is a teacher, actor, director, storyteller, and internationally-produced playwright based in New York City. He has worked with ASCTC for going on 8 years. In his boring real life, he has collected some awards for playwriting and enjoyed productions/workshops around the country. He has acted in Shakespeare in New York, Virginia, and DC. He received his MFA at Columbia, where he studied with Anne Bogart, Charles Mee, Lynn Nottage, and David Henry Hwang.