MATTHEW ETHAN DAVIS

• New York, NY • 917.355.6804 • MatthewDNYC@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

HUNTER COLLEGE   1992 – 2005

MA, Deaf Education

Elena D. Gall Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Special Education

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 1997 – 1992

MFA and BFA, Dramatic Writing Program

Honors Scholar, Founding Member of Tisch Dean’s Leadership Circle

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

MARYMOUNT COLLEGE New York, NY 2004 – Present

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR

Introduction to Playwriting

Leading students, often new to playwriting, in playwriting techniques from ancient Greece to modern-day. Students read a variety of

plays and do in-class writing exercises that relate to the readings as they construct their own plays. Class experience ranges from

beginners to the seasoned professional.

Play Script Analysis

An in-depth look at the action structures of plays and how they were inflected by world events and how they also influenced world events,

from Ibsen to present day. Special focus on beats and what that means to the language of actors who will be interpreting scripts.

NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HEARING EDUCATION SERVICES 1997 – Present

NYC HEARING EDUCATION ITINERANT TEACHER

Teaching Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students, K - HS, all levels of Special and General supplementary support for all academics, and

cognition skills. Education of all students in mitigating their hearing losses in the classroom, staff development for teachers and

faculty working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, data collection, writing and tracking IEPs (Individual Educational Plans)

parent contact.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Instructing teachers with master’s degrees on playwrighting techniques and how to utilize them in their classrooms and lectures.

Curriculum also covers the origins of dramatic writing from ancient times to the present and their correlations to world events.

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER New York, NY 1996 – Present

CO-CREATOR OF THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING FILM PROGRAM

Created first theatre in New York City to show first-run open-captioned films for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

JOANNE BARON ACTING STUDIO New York, NY/Los Angeles 1981 – 1986

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Opening and running the Joanne Baron Acting Studio.

ST. VINCENT’S PSYCHIRATIC LOCKDOWN WARD New York, NY 2001

Teaching math and writing to patients in the pediatric and adolescent psychiatric lockdown wards.

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