Managing Director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Matthew J. Pugliese received his BA in Theater Studies from UCONN as well as his graduate certificate Non-Profit Management. He spent the last five years as Executive Director of Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown, CT named in 2013 by Connecticut Magazine as “Best Children’s Theater”. Prior to that he served several seasons as the Production Manager at the Ivoryton Playhouse. During that time the theater won two Connecticut Critics Circle Awards and was nominated for six more. In 2012 he was selected by the Hartford Business Journal as one of its “40 under 40 Young Business Leaders”. He has worked professionally as an actor, director, playwright and teacher. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and has served on panels for the Greater Hartford Arts Council. He lives in Old Saybrook with his wife, Kristen, and their two daughters.