matt wade


Screenshot and website by Maricruz Menchero.

Welcome to my new website! Thanks for stopping by.

For the last year or so, I've wanted to completely revamp my site. Gifted with time and a web development platform that gives me full creative control over my design, I’ve been able to do just that. Really happy and proud of the final result.

If you would like help designing an aesthetically compelling website that successfully showcases who you are, please check out what design services I offer.

september 25, 2020


Photo by Shannon Kunce. features actors matthew elam, eamon hurd, tia jemison, and me.

I worked on a short film my first year at DePaul University, and, after making the film festival rounds, it is finally available for all to watch!

The film uses a mix of live action, stop motion, and visual effects to tell an imaginative interpretation of what goes into the making of a human being. It draws inspiration from American director and musical choreographer Busby Berkeley, as well as American cartoonist Rube Goldberg. It is also *fun fact* the first collaboration between The Theatre School, the College of Computing and Digital Media, and DePaul’s School of Music.

Click here to watch Oh Baby! and here to watch a behind-the-scenes documentary on the creation of the short film.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020


Promotional graphic by Briana Lozano.

Brooklyn is a war zone, coffee is extinct, the moon has disappeared, and angels are trading in their wings for machine guns. Without the protection of her guardian angel, Marisol Perez begins a surreal journey through the chaos of a crumbling world to find her way home.

Join us today and tomorrow for Fragmented Light Theater’s virtual production of Marisol. I will be playing the role of Women with Furs, as well as other odd voices here and there.

Friday, September 4 @ 7:00 PM CST
Saturday, September 5 @ 7:00 PM CST

Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Click here to make your reservation.



Photo taken by mom while quarantining in Texas.

Graduated with an MFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University!

Grateful for all the support, now and always. It’s been a wild ride, but I know I am a better person thanks to my time at The Theatre School.

As my Commencement Slide read: Happy Graduation Day from my home to yours! Saved $100 and rewore my old cap and gown. Greenest graduation I never went to. Congrats Class of 2020!

june 13, 2020


Promotional graphic by Maricruz Menchero. features the cast, director, and playwright.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working with a group of artists, workshopping Nancy Garcia Loza’s Rascacielos. The play centers on Lilia, a fierce Veracruzana living in Chicago, and her relationship with her daughter, Agustina, a talented singer determined to pursue her ever-changing dreams despite her mother’s well intentioned, but conflicting wishes.

Tune in today at 12:00 PM CST to hear a Zoom reading of the latest iteration of Rascacielos. Contact me if you’re interested in coming, and I will e-mail you the Zoom link.

MAY 18, 2020


Screenshot by Maricruz Menchero.

In lieu of our traditional in-person DePaul Graduate Showcase, The Theatre School has organized a virtual sampling of our work. Head to The Theatre School website to check out self tapes from the Acting Class of 2020. Click here to view my work.

Thank you for your support!

may 13, 2020

graduate SHOWCASE

Promotional graphic by Lauren Skelton.

My final production at The Theatre School is now a live radio rendition of Measure For Measure. After learning our in-person performances were cancelled, we took to our screens and shut off our videos. We leaned in, listened, and the words came to life. Join us these next three days in hearing Shakespeare’s timely play.

Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 PM CST
Saturday, May 2 @ 7:30 PM CST
Sunday, May 3 @ 2:00 PM CST

Tickets: FREE. RSVP to receive a Zoom link to the show.

may 1, 2020

LIVE radio SHOW:

(Above) Headshot by Deborah Lopez.
(Below) Photo by Gracie Meier. Features the DePaul MFA and BFA Acting Class of 2020.

Due to ongoing concerns with the spread of COVID-19, our DePaul Graduate Showcases in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago have been cancelled. All live performances and graduation ceremonies have been cancelled as well. Classes will take place on a digital platform Spring quarter.

If you’d like to support my class during these times, please consider the following options:

- Email T.T.S. Events for a printed Showcase program with headshots, bios, and contact information or view this digitally on The Theatre School website.

- Donate to Inspire DePaul. Originally raising money to pay for Showcase travel expenses, we are now raising funds to help students pay for non-refundable plane tickets, hotels, headshots, etc.

Thank you and stay safe!

MARCH 13, 2020


Photo by Matt Wade. Features actor Eamon Hurd and me goofing around while getting ready for our last performance of "Ring Round the Moon." Catch us next as Angelo and Escalus and as scene partners in our upcoming Graduate Showcase!

I'm happy to announce that for my final production at The Theatre School I will be working on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure under the direction of Damon Kiely. I will play the role of Escalus - a wise, merciful lord appointed Angelo's second-in-command by the Duke of Vienna.

When: April 28 - May 3, 2020
Where: The Theatre School at DePaul University
Tickets: FREE

JANUARY 1, 2020

UP NEXT: "measure for measure"
"measure for measure"

Photo by Matt Wade. Features me backstage with my saviors - my beloved Gin Gins.

Our exciting run of Christopher Fry's Ring Round the Moon has sadly come to an end. The British farce centers around the dramatic events that unfold during a night of music and dance. Think: hidden plots, mistaken identities, love triangles, and moral dilemmas. 

I played the 75-year-old matron of the house, Madame Desmortes. Confined to a wheelchair, I am accompanied everywhere I go by my dear friend and companion, Capulet. Bored and lonely, I orchestrate a plan to add a splash of confused excitement to the evening and, ultimately, ensure a series of happily ever afters.

This was, by far, one of the most challenging, fun, and rewarding roles I've had to date. Check out some production photos for a taste of the hilarity and revelry.

NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Closed: "Ring Round The Moon"
"Ring Round The Moon"