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Matthew Pugliese


Managing Director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre
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Matthew J. Pugliese joined Connecticut Repertory Theatre as Managing Director in October 2013, and became Executive Producer of the Nutmeg Summer Series in October 2016.  In addition, he has been an instructor in the MFA Arts Administration program at UCONN.  Previously he served as Executive Director of Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theatre in Middletown, CT, named in 2013 by Connecticut Magazine as “Best Children’s Theatre”. Prior to that he served several seasons as the Production Manager at the Ivoryton Playhouse, where he directed Julius Caesar, Moon Over Buffalo and Shakespeare’s R&J.  He has worked professionally as an actor, director, playwright and teaching artist.  He earned his BA in Theatre Studies, his graduate certificate in Non-Profit Management, and is completing his Masters in Public Administration, all from UCONN. In 2012, he was selected by the Hartford Business Journal as one of its “40 under 40 Young Business Leaders” in Connecticut.

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