Robert Matney

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Robert Matney
Born Robert Weaver Matney
1976 (age 40–41)
Dallas, Texas, USA
Spouse(s) Liz Fisher

Robert Matney (born 1976) in Dallas, Texas, is a social web marketer, actor (stage, voice), theater director, and currently living in Austin, Texas. Robert is co-producing artistic director of Breaking String Theater[1] and the technology designer at the Hidden Room Theatre [1]. He spoke at SXSW Interactive 2011 [2] with the Hidden Room and Look Left Look Right [3] about their work on Skype theatre and linking actors and audience using technology. Robert Matney graduated from The University of Texas in 1998 with a degree in philosophy and having studied Shakespeare-in-Performance at the Shakespeare at Winedale program.


Technology Designer[edit]

Robert Matney was the Hidden Room Theatre's technology designer for "You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London / You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas." Jo Caird from London's What's On Stage said the show should be "applauded for their attempt to explore this new territory," and that "theatre has only to gain from this type of innovation."[2] Robert designed the technology that linked theatres from Austin and Moscow for the New Russian Drama Festival via video teleconferencing technology. He spoke about his efforts to join theatres through this method at SXSW Interactive in 2011. Robert is speaking further on innovations in this field at the Hybrid Arts Summit for the Fusebox Festival in Austin Texas.



Video Games[edit]

Stage Roles[edit]

  • A Most Unsettling and Possibly Haunted Evening In the Parlour of the Brothers Grimm as Wilhelm Grimm, The Hidden Room Theatre, October 2010 [4]


  1. ^ "About Breaking String". Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Caird, Jo (8 March 2011). "Truly Involving Theatre". What's on Retrieved 16 April 2011. 

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