“Expertly directed...Matthew Travisano has welded his cast into an ensemble that is tight but never mechanical. Within this seamlessness, his actors are able to convey a sense of spontaneity. This is a real achievement.”
Menlo Park Almanac

“His acting is pitch-perfect.”
East Bay Times

"His direction...made for a transformative production."
Palo Alto Online

theatre artist

Matthew Travisano is a San Francisco-based educator and theatre artist. 

Over the past two decades he has taught arts and humanities at the secondary and post-secondary levels and collaborated with arts and humanities organizations throughout the Bay Area. 

He is currently the Artistic Director of Oakland School for the Arts where he is also the Chair of the School of Theatre, leading the region's most innovative pre-professional programs in theatre creation, performance, and scholarship.

His work as a playwright has been seen throughout the Bay Area from venues as diverse as the Getty Mansion to the Fox Oakland Theatre. He has directed a wide range of productions - from classical to contemporary works - to critical acclaim.

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