— Christopher MatsosTheatre is perhaps humanity’s oldest vehicle for navigating the human experience–as fundamental as the impulse to tell a story, to engage memory, or to preserve meaning through myth.
Additional Faculty Information for Christopher Matsos
B.A., The College of Wooster, 2000
M.F.A., University of Florida, 2003
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010
Actors’ Equity Association
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Few things are as necessary for a successful and meaningful life as the illumination and perspective that come from the liberal arts experience. I find Hillsdale College to be a singular and elegant expression of the liberal arts in modern higher education.
Theatre profoundly connects my varied areas of interest: history, literature, religious studies, visual art, music, and language, among others. It is perhaps humanity’s oldest vehicle for navigating the human experience–as fundamental as the impulse to tell a story, to engage memory, or to preserve meaning through myth.
Theatre at Hillsdale occurs not only as live performance for our dedicated audiences, but as the rigorous interrogation of dramatic history, literature, and criticism in the classroom. What I enjoy the most about teaching the subject of theatre is seeing students recognize the truth of the human experience at its center, a truth that seems to transcend time, distance, and culture.