Matt McGeachy

Matt McGeachy is a Twin Cities-based dramaturg and writer. Educated at the University of Toronto and the University of Minnesota, he has worked in dramaturgy at the Guthrie Theater, The Playwrights' Center, and the Kennedy Center New Play Dramaturgy Intensive. He was previously theater critic for MONDO Magazine in Toronto.

Articles by this author

Best of 2011-2012: The Ravagers


"Theater – really good theater – makes you feel alive even as you are literally stepping over dead bodies."

In praise of Christmas past

Audience | Criticism

After watching Kevin Kling's latest show at the Fitzgerald, Matt wonders whether the essence of the season is nostalgia.

A separate peace


In his third try, Matt discovers a holiday show that inspires him to yearn for the lack of war that the season demands.

Not feeling it


After seeing DHM Productions version of "A Christmas Carol," Matt McGeachy makes a request to Santa.

A musical revue with a war in the background


Matt McGeachy reviews "A Civil War Christmas," the first in a series of reviews this month.

Best of 2010-2011: New Play Readings

Criticism | Innovation

"When you need to feel complicit in something, like you belong to a community, go see a reading."

Writer’s block: A play in one act


Matt McGeachy waxes eloquently on the two P's of writer's block.

At stake when writing a “bad” review: trust and excellence


Matt McGeachy on why critics put their own particular version of excellence at stake in their critiques.

Redefining excellence


No one strives for mediocre, yet excellence is as hard to define as a fish is to hold. But Matt McGeachy attempts it while thinking on ". . .Virginia Woolf"


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Hennepin Avenue Nightmares

See it this week at Phoenix Theatre in Minneapolis. Presented by Ghoulish Delights and Paradox Productions.

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