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A Celebration of John Adams (Concert)

Music by John Adams, John Cage and more
with accompanying play by Sarah Little, Matthew McCray, Christopher Rountree & Sarah Yarkin

Performances February 16 and 17, 2017
Produced by Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of LA Phil’s Symphonies for Schools
Photos by Paul Cressey Photography


Production Info

Conducted by Christopher Rountree
Directed by Matthew McCray
Set and Costumes by Michael Mullen
Lighting by Azra King-Abadi
Stage Managed by Elna Kordijan
Featuring Christopher Rountree & Sarah Yarkin

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Annie

Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin, and Book by Thomas Meehan

Performances August 15 - 19, 2017
Produced by Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts, managed by Chance Theatre
Photos by ANO Photography


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Jim Book
Costumes by Christina Perez
Lighting by Matt Schleicher
Sound by Julie Ferrin
Stage Managed by Courtny Greenough

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Dogfight

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Book by Peter Duchan

Performances February 5 - March 6, 2016
Produced by Chance Theatre

Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Musical Direction by Taylor Stephenson
Choreography by Angeline Mirenda
Set by Christopher Scott Murillo
Lights by KC Wilkerson
Costumes by Christina Perrez
Sound by Ryan Brodkin
Stage Managed by Courtny Greenough
Executive Producer Mary Kay Fyda-Mar
Season PRoducers Bette & Wylie Aiken

Awards & Nominations

Robbie Awards, Production of the Year
Robbie Awards, Music & Lyrics (Benji Pasek & Justin Paul)
Robbie Awards, Director of a Musical (Matthew McCray)
Robbie Awards, Musical Direction (Taylor Stephenson)
Robbie Awards, Actor in a Musical (Ashley Arlene Nelson)
Robbie Awards, Supporting Actress in a Musical (Kim Dalton)
Robbie Awards, Scenic Design (Christopher Scott Murillo)
Robbie Awards, Lighting Deisgn (KC Wilkerson)
Robbie Awards, Sound Design (Ryan Brodkin)

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Parallel Worlds

by Brandon Beckner, with lyrics by Steve Sobel

Performances June 3-26, 2016
Produced by Parrot Poet Productions
Photos by Keith Decristo


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Musically Directed by Brandon Beckner
Set by Stephanie Kearly Schwartz
Lighting by Pablo Santiago
Video by Brandon Beckner, Josh Graham and Jason Thompson
Sound by Daniel Tator
Stage Managed by Bryan Hart

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The Planets (Concert)

Music by Gustav Holst, with play by Cody Henderson & Leon Martell

Performances February 4 and 5, 2016
Produced by Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of LA Phil’s Symphonies for Schools
Photos by Paul Cressey Photography


Production Info

Conducted by Jaime Phillips
Directed by Matthew McCray
Set and Costumes by Michael Mullen
Lighting by Azra King-Abadi
Stage Managed by Elna Kordijan
Featuring Stephanie Burden & Michael Faulkner

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Love and Information

by Caryl Churchill

Performances November 6-December 13, 2015
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble
Photos by Matthew McCray


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Drew Foster
Video by Keith Skretch
Lighting by Chu-hsuan Chang
Costumes by Jenny Foldenauer
Sound by Jeff Polunas
Technical Direction by Michael Harvey
Assistant Scenic Design by Carlo Maghirang
Stage Managed by Lyndsay Lucas

Awards & Nominations

LA Stage Raw, Production of the Year (Son of Semele Ensemble)
LA Stage Raw, Direction (Matthew McCray)
LA Stage Raw, Ensemble (Son of Semele Ensemble)
LA Stage Raw, Video Design (Keith Skretch)
LA Stage Raw, Sound Design (Jeff Polunas)
LA Stage Raw, Costume Design (Jenny Foldenauer)

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The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle

by Ross Dungan

Performances Auguest 30-September 28, 2014
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble
Photos by Matthew McCray


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Sarah Krainin
Lighting by Jeremy Pivnick
Costumes by Lynne Marie Martens
Sound by Noelle Riad Sammour
Video by Matthew McCray

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Machinal

by Sophie Treadwell

Performances April 10-19, 2014
Produced by Chapman University


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Jeanine Ringer
Lighting by Jeremy Pivnick
Costumes by Katie Johnson
Sound by Josephe 'Sloe' Slawinski
Video by Matthew McCray

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Rent

by Jonathan Larson

Performances May 9-17, 2014
Produced by College of the Canyons
Photos by Chris Whala


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set & Technical Direction by Brodie Steele
Lighting by Zachary Moore
Costumes by Kim DeShazo
Sound by Julie Ferrin

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Flowers for Algernon

by David Rogers, from the novel by Daniel Keyes

Performances September 28-November 3, 2013
Produced by Deaf West Theatre @ the Whitefire Theatre
Photos by Ed Krieger


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Sarah Krainin
Lighting by Jeremy Pivnick
Projections by Adam Flemming
Costumes by Gwyneth ConawayBennison
Sound by Joseph 'Sloe' Slawinski

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Our Class

by Tadeusz Slobozianek, in a version by Ryan Craig

Performances April 6-June 9, 2014
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble @ the Atwater Village Theatre
Photos by Mainak Dhar and Kim Chueh


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Sarah Krainin
Lighting by Anna Cecilia Martin
Costumes by Jenny Foldenauer
Sound by Cricket Meyers
Music & Musical Direction by Sage Lewis and Matthew McCray

Awards & Nominations

LA Drama Critics Circle, Production of the Year (Son of Semele Ensemble)
LA Drama Critics Circle, Direction (Matthew McCray)
SAGE Award, Direction (Matthew McCray)
Ovation Award Nomination, Direction (Matthew McCray)
Ovation Award Nomination, Production (Son of Semele Ensemble)
LA Weekly Theatre Award, Production Design (Son of Semele Ensemble)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Lighting Design (Son of Semele Ensemble)
Ovation Recommended, LA Stage Alliance

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The City

by Martin Crimp

Performances August 17-September 30, 2012
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Nick Benaceraff
Lighting by Jeremy Pivnick
Costumes by Gwynneth ConawayBennison
Sound by John Zalewski

Awards & Nominations

LA Weekly Theatre Award, Scenic Design (Nick Benaccerraf)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Direction (Matthew McCray)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Production Design (Son of Semele Ensemble)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Sound Design (John Zalewski)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Lighting Design (Jeremy Pivnick)
Ovation Recommended, LA Stage Alliance

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Eternal Thou

by Matthew McCray

Performances April 6-29, 2012
Self-Produced at the Atwater Village Theatre


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Sarah Krainin
Lighting by Ian Garrett
Projections by Adam Flemming
Sound by Joseph 'Sloe' Slawinski
Costumes by Ariel Boroff Dramaturge, Bryan Davidson
Director's Assistant, Caitlin Gannon

Awards & Nominations

Ovation Award Nomination, Sound Design (Joseph 'Sloe' Slawinski)
Ovation Recommended, LA Stage Alliance

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Death of a Salesgirl

by Patricia Scanlon

Performances October 13-November 17, 2012
Produced by Bootleg Theater


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set & Lights by Francois-Pierre Couture
Projection by Adam Flemming
Sound by John Zalewski
Properties by Heather Ho
Animation by Dan Lund
Costumes by Ariel Boroff

Awards & Nominations

LA Weekly Theatre Award, Sound Design (John Zalewski)
LA Weekly Theatre Award, Projection/Animation Design (Adam Flemming)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Production of the Year (Bootleg Theater)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Two-Person Performance (Patty Scanlon & Paul Dillon)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Production Design (Bootleg Theater)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Lighting Design (Francois-Pierre Couture)
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Set Design (Francoise-Pierre Couture)
Ovation Recommended, LA Stage Alliance

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Wish I Had A Sylvia Plath

by Edward Anthony

Performances March 12 - April 17, 2012
Produced by Rogue Machine
Photos by John Flynn


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by David Mauer
Lighting by Dan Weingarten
Projection by Adam Flemming
Sound by Joseph 'Sloe' Slawinski
Costumes by Jen Pollono

Awards & Nominations

Ovation Recommended, LA Stage Alliance

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On Emotion

by Mick Gordon & Paul Broks

Performances October 15 - November 21, 2010
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Sarah Krainin
Lighting by Ian Garrett
Projection by Adam Flemming
Sound by Joseph 'Sloe' Slawinski
Costumes by Laura Wong

Awards & Nominations

Ovation Recommended, LA Stage Alliance

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The Designated Mourner

by Wallace Shawn

Performances May 1 - June 5, 2009
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble
Photos by Matthew McCray


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Sarah Krainin
Lighting by Jeremy Pivnick
Projection by Adam Flemming
Sound by Ryan Poulson
Costumes by Suzanne Scott

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365 Plays / 365 Days

by Suzan-Lori Parks

Performances April 2 - 8, 2007
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble
Co-Direction
Photos by Barbara Kallir


Production Info

Directed by Don Boughton, Dawn Hillman, Barbara Kallir and Matthew McCray
Set by Ken MacKenzie
Lighting by Barbara Kallir
Projection by Barbara Kallir & Matthew McCray
Sound by Ryan Poulson
Costumes by Erica Rice

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Iphigenia... A Rave Fable

by Caridad Svich

Performances November 3 - December 3, 2006
Produced by Son of Semele Ensemble @ The Studio Space
Photos by Barbara Kallir


Production Info

Directed by Matthew McCray
Set by Ken MacKenzie
Lighting by John Eckertt
Projection by Matthew McCray, Michael Pessah, Dominic Mah & Barbara Kallir
Original Music by Ryan Poulson
Costumes by Hallie DuFresne
Puppets by Deborah Bird
Sound by Cricket S. Myers

Awards & Nominations

LA Weekly Theatre Award, Lighting Design
LA Weekly Theatre Special Recognition, Multi-Media/Projection
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Production Design
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Sound Design
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Puppets
LA Weekly Theatre Award Nomination, Masks

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Amended

by Matthew McCray

Performances in 2005
Presented at REDCAT
Photos by REDCAT


Production Info

Written and Directed by Matthew McCray
Choreographed by Anthony Powell

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