Hello San Diego!

Sunday November 16, 2014

I just landed in sunny San Diego to join the Diversionary Theatre as their new
Executive Artistic Director. I’m beside myself with wonder as I begin this new journey with this exciting company and city. Check out what’s next on the Diversionary stage:
TRU by Jay Presson Allen

And here is a little Joni to celebrate the occasion:


Tuesday September 23, 2014

I start rehearsals for Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep today in beautiful Bangor, Maine at Penobscot Theatre. I’m ridiculously excited to finally get my hands on this piece!

Straight from Maine, I return to my family in Pittsburgh at Bricolage Productions for another Horror Dream Come True:

And then I head west. I was recently appointed the Executive Artistic Director of Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. See more about Diversionary and my appointment here. California, here we come!

Matt Goes to Maine

Thursday May 22, 2014



Penobscot Theatre Company in Bangor, Maine, September/October 2014.

Thrilled to finally be working with my Lincoln Center Director’s Lab buddy Bari Newport, Artistic Director of the very cool Penobscot Theatre.

FROGGY's Production Residency at The Banff Centre

Tuesday April 8, 2014

We just wrapped our Production Residency at The Banff Centre for Jennifer Haley’s FROGGY. Huge thanks to Robina Cooke, Casey Prescott, Murray Palmer, and all our peeps in the Theatre Department at the Banff Centre.

Here is a sneak peek of a few stills of FROGGY’s animated projections, designed by the brilliant Caden Manson and programmed by Elijah “Fingers” Lindenberger.

For more info on FROGGY check out its site here.

Off to Banff for more FROGGY with Jen Haley & Crew

Monday March 10, 2014

First, an enormous congrats to my family at OFF THE WALL in ‘da Burgh, where we just opened Sarah Treem’s A FEMININE ENDING. What a ride! I’m really so proud of the work we created together! Special shout out to superstar Erika Cuenca, who is just a miracle on stage.

Check out the first review to hit from City Paper here!

For tickets and more info, check out OFF THE WALL, and their season dedicated exclusively to female playwrights – truly inspiring!

Next: A two week residency at The Banff Centre to take a huge bite out of FROGGY’s Projection Design. Here’s what we accomplished last time:


Sunday January 5, 2014

Due to popular demand, SOUTH SIDE STORIES rings in the New Year with an Encore Production at City Theatre through January.

Here are a few new fun photos from the show, (Thanks Andy!), and a new promo video below:

Check out City Theatre more info on my incredible creative team and tickets.

Next up: Sarah Treem’s A FEMININE ENDING at Off The Wall Theatre in February and FROGGY at the Banff Centre in March.

Charles Ives comes to City Theatre

Wednesday October 2, 2013

November 9 – December 16
City Theatre Company

I’m honored to be working with actors Tressa Glover, James Fitzgerald and Drew McVety, and an astounding design team including Tony Ferrieri, Ann Wrightson, Katie Down, and Ange Vesco.

See more on this production at City Theatre.


Yup. SOUTH SIDE STORIES is comin’ back for more! Due to popular demand, City Theatre is remounting our production of last year’s hit January 2014! I’m so proud of this piece. If you missed it last time, here’s your chance… Tami Dixon is nothing short of brilliant!

More on the encore production of SOUTH SIDE STORIES here.

And look for some more FROGGY fun in Banff and NYC this winter, and then Sarah Treem’s A FEMININE ENDING back in the ‘Burgh early spring… More to come on these projects soon.

FROGGY Funded!

Tuesday April 23, 2013

to all who chipped in to support our FROGGY Kickstarter Campaign! We reached our funding goal of $15,000 to support the final developmental workshops of FROGGY, in preparation for its World Premiere!

Here is a taste of what we will be working on during our residency at 3-Legged Dog in New York City this June, based on the work we accomplished at our I.D.E.A. Residency at the Banff Centre last summer:

See more info on FROGGY, our unique development process and plans for the future at FroggyFroggy.com

FROGGY Leaps to Life with Your Help!

Tuesday March 5, 2013

The awesome playwright Jen Haley and I launched our Kickstarter Campaign today to raise the funds to finish the developmental workshops on FROGGY, in preparation for its World Premiere!

The campaign ends April 4th.

Please help support this project by checking out the campaign and video we made here, and if you like it, pass it on!

Thanks for your interest and support!

SOUTH SIDE STORIES in the Top Ten of 2012

Saturday January 5, 2013

In addition to being cited in the “Top Ten of 2012” in both The Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Tribune Review, Tami Dixon was recognized as Performer of the Year by The Post Gazette. Congrats to Tami and my fab team!

Due to popular demand, SOUTH SIDE STORIES returns to City Theatre this January for an extended run. Check out City Theatre info on my incredible creative team, cast and tickets.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette Top Ten

Tribune Review Top Ten

Tami Dixon’s Perfomer of the Year