Matthew Bretschneider

Teaching Artist

Matthew Bretschneider (he/him) is an adjunct professor at Rhode Island College where he teaches clown and physical acting. He has trained extensively with Christopher Bayes and has studied with Norman Taylor, Mary Overlie, David Bridel, Gabriel Levey and many more. He has performed with the Huntington Theatre Company, The Flea Theater, Theatre Row, The New Ohio, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Kitchen Theatre Company, and Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. Television credits include Law & Order: SVU and The Path. Matthew received a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has trained with The Pandemonium Studio, Movement Theater Studio, and The Clown School. Mr. Bretschneider teaches recurring workshops for Trinity Repertory Company, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and Suffolk University. 

As Co-Artistic Director of Studio Playground, Matthew teaches and produces theatrical programs for all ages based in clown and physical acting.