Christopher Matsos
Theatre

Christopher Matsos

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Theatre 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.
— Christopher Matsos

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Christopher Matsos

Education

B.A., The College of Wooster, 2000

M.F.A., University of Florida, 2003

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2010

Memberships

Actors’ Equity Association

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Biography

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.