Matthew Bamberg-Johnson is an Actor, Director, and Educator based in Los Angeles, CA.
Matthew earned his B.A. in Theater and Dance from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and received his MFA in Acting from the California Institute in the arts, where he gained a broad range of experience in Dramatic and Comedic roles for stage and screen.
Some favorite recent theatrical credits include James Tyrone in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” directed by Nataki Garrett, Ebenezer Scrooge in “Ebenezer: An Immersive Christmas Carol,” “Bob” in “A Splendid Death”, directed by Maureen Huskey and adapted from Jean Genet’s “Splendids.,” and Paul Novak in “The Turbelence Problem,” an immersive event created for the grand opening of 72 and Sunny, directed by Oliver Butler. (see the “making of” video here)
Recent Film Credits include the role of Pete in "Any Bullet Will Do," a classical Western written and directed by Justin Lee, Sam in “Moose,” written by Chris Porter and directed by Brennan Dillon, and an unsavory attacker in a television adaptation of the Gavin De Becker book “The Gift of Fear.”
Matthew also specializes in the creation of site specific and immersive entertainment. He is a co-artistic director of the award winning immersive entertainment company, “The Speakeasy Society,” creating intimate and epic work in unexpected places.
As an educator, Matthew has lead classes which focus on the application of theatrical techniques to everything from literary analysis to science and journalism. Matthew takes great pride in helping students to unlock their passion about a particular subject matter and appreciate the significance of a given text, concept, or moment in history.
In addition to his work with The Speakeasy Society, Matthew is a co-coordinator of a K-8 performing arts program for ISANA Academies, a series of free public charter schools in Los Angeles.