Matthew Jackson holds a B.A. in Theatre from UC Riverside and earned his M.F.A. in Drama-Stage Management from UC Irvine. He has worked all over the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and Orange County as a stage manager, actor, director, and technician with companies like Bunim-Murray Productions, The Actors' Fund, Orange County School of the Arts, Opera Pacific, and Rose Center Theatre. Some of Matthew's past stage management projects include Orfeo ed Eurydice, Twelfth Night, Take Me Out, Little Shop of Horrors, Escape From Happiness, The Women, and Proof, as well as world premieres of several choreographic works. At CSUN he has stage managed Die Fledermaus and Carmen and serves as a mentor to student stage managers on all department productions. He also oversees all of Production Participation for the Department of Theatre. Prior to coming to CSUN, Matthew spent three years as the Assistant Production Manager of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine specializing in music events. He routinely stage manages for two Orange County-based dance companies: The Wooden Floor (most recently at REDCAT in downtown L.A.) and Backhausdance, the latter of which he accompanied to Vernon, BC for their Canadian debut in September of 2013. In his free time he enjoys attending baseball games and spending time with his wife, his daughter, and their dog.