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Matt Foss

Matt Foss

Assistant Professor


Shoup 221



Mailing Address

Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 2008
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2008

Matt Foss is an assistant professor of theatre and teaches courses in movement, performance and theatre history.

  • Ph.D., Theatre Studies and Directing, Wayne State University
  • M.F.A., Acting, Roosevelt University

Matt Foss received a Master of Fine Arts in acting from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a doctorate in theatre studies and directing from Wayne State University in Detroit. Recent professional credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Oracle Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, American Blues Theatre, The Jewish Ensemble Theatre and Tipping Point Theatre. Foss also performed and trained in Russia as a part of the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre School. In 2012 his production of “Six Characters” at Iowa State University received the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival's National Award for Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Director of a Play. His student ensemble was recognized for Outstanding Lighting Design, three Distinguished Performance by an Actor awards, and citation for outstanding collaboration by a performance and production ensemble.

  • Russian Theatre
  • Shakespeare

  • "The Glass Menagerie," Moscow Art Theatre, Moscow, Russia, 2016
  • "Vang: A Play About Immigrant Farmers"
    • Chicago Farmers Annual Meeting, 2016
    • John Grisham Visiting Writers Program, 2016
    • Food and Faith Network Conference, 2016
    • NYU Change Food Festival, 2016
    • Federal Reserve Bank Annual Agriculture Conference, 2015
  • "Map of My Kingdom: Land Transition and the American Family Farm"
    • Iowa Public Television, Iowa State Extension, 2016
    • Center for Rural Affairs, 2016
    • Warren Cultural Center, 2016
    • Midwest Organic and Sustainability Service Conference, 2016
    • NYU Change Food Festival Key Note Performance, 2016
  • "The Glass Menagerie" Mississippi Tennessee Williams Festival, 2015
  • Acting and the Plays of Tennessee Williams (workshop and lecture) Mississippi Tennessee Williams Festival 2015
  • "The Jungle," Oracle Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2015
  • "Map of My Kingdom," (film directing) 2015
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
  • Montana Shakespeare in the Parks
  • American Blues Theatre
  • The Jewish Ensemble Theatre
  • Tipping Point Theatre

  • Chicago Joseph Jefferson Award: Best new Adaptation, "The Jungle," 2015
  • Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
    • National Award for Outstanding Production of a Play
    • National Award for Outstanding Director of a Play
      • “Six Characters,” Iowa State University, 2012
  • American Studio, The Moscow Art Theatre School, Russia

Physical Address:
Corner of 6th and Rayburn Shoup Hall - 2nd Floor

Mailing Address:
Theatre Arts Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2008
Moscow, ID 83844-2008

Phone: 208-885-6465

Fax: 208-885-2558


Web: Theatre Arts Department