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Fall, 2012 at CALARTS, created a new piece of music theater, ECHOES OF A THOUSAND HILLS with Hope Azeda and Manuel Iyamuremye. CALARTS – an amazing place and I am awed by the artistry in practice there. Click here to see a video of our work.
February, 2013, Dixon Place presented music-theater piece, OUR AENEID by Olivier Kemeid, adapted to music-theater by Kay Matschullat and composer, Duncan Sheik. Aeneas flees his burning city and and with a band of young refugees sets out to start a new life. Cast of fantastic actor/singers- Joan Barber, Matt Dellapina, Kate Ferber, PJ Griffith, Bhavesh Patel, Heather Raffo and Rasha Zamamiri. Live music with the fabulous music director, Joe Church. Loved this crew and want to bring them back together as soon as possible! Click here to listen to Be Careful. Click here to listen to Be Careful.
Directed the world premier of CARSON MCCULLERS TALKS ABOUT LOVE with music by Duncan Sheik and Suzanne Vega at Rattlestick Theater which was invited to Prague. Directed premiere of Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott’s TO DIE FOR GRANADA at The Cleveland Playhouse, premiere of his PANTOMIME which played in three cities, and the premiere of Ariel Dorfman’s WIDOWS at Williamstown Theater Festival. Also recently directed the English language premiere of Vaclav Havel’s THE CONSPIRATORS. President/Playwright Havel announced that his viewing of the performance renewed his faith in the play. Other theaters include The New York Shakespeare Festival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, National Asian American Theater Company, NewGeorges, Red Bull Theater and Royal University of Phnom Penh.
CALARTS, Fall, 2012
Savannah College of Art and Design, Fall, 2011
Weston Playhouse, Spring 2012
EMPAC, Spring 2011
Harvard College Office of the Arts, Dec. 2010
In addition to directing world class plays I originate work as a writer and co-writer. Most recently, I was in residence at Calarts with African artists. Prior to that with composer, Dana Rowe, and lyricist, Maribeth Graham we were in residence at The Weston Playhouse creating ALL WORKED UP – a musical vaudeville about the job market. I have enjoyed directing my own adaptations – Moliere’s REHEARSAL AT VERSAILLES, GEORGES DANDIN, Schiller’s THE ROBBERS, and Brecht’s ST. JOAN OF THE STOCKYARD at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
In television, I have served as Producer/Director/Writer of nationally broadcast videos for the National Organization of Women, Consultant for the Academy-Award nominated film documentary WAR ROOM, Researcher on two PBS award winning series, EYES ON THE PRIZE and VIETNAM: A TELEVISION HISTORY, and on BILL MOYERS’ JOURNAL.
Faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for 12 years. Previously, taught at Princeton University Program in Theater and Dance.
Awarded NEA Directing Fellowship, the Rudolf Arnheim Award for exceptional interdisciplinary work by Harvard College.
Magna cum laude, of Harvard College, holds a Masters of Arts degree from NYU.
References available upon request. Detailed credits and press materials available at kaymatschullat.com
WATCH for the next production of OUR AENEID
ECHOES OF A THOURSAND HILLS – in development in Kigali, Rwanda.
Manuel Iyamuremye in ECHOES OF A THOUSAND HILLS, Kigali Rwanda.