Following an Art School education I have worked in puppetry, cabaret, devised performance and street theatre as a performer, writer, director and maker. I have performed throughout the UK and Ireland, in France, Belgium, Holland, Finland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan and China. I have also taught Theatre Arts in HE and FE, predominantly as a Senior Lecturer for 17 years at the University of Brighton where I developed a wide range of exercises for training skills in improvisation, acting, writing and puppetry. You can download a C.V. here.
“Very, very funny. Not just funny and inventive, but funny in a genuinely fresh new way"
- Fringe Guru ★★★★
"Hilarious, bizarre and captivating"
- The Latest ★★★★★
"it might not be until afterwards that one realizes Naïve Dance Masterclass is just a little bit mind blowing"
- Everything Theatre ★★★★
"It’s hard to explain what makes Fake Hip Gnosis so entertaining... this is a show which wrong-foots you at each and every turn. It’s creative, distinctive, and well worth taking a chance on." - Fringe Guru ★★★★
"Rudkin has amazing stage presence. Every time he switches back to his formal lecture mode there’s a moment of realisation at how mad the piece has become" – Total Theatre
"He allowed me to consider and understand ‘high’ and often extremely intellectual concepts by sifting information and breaking it down to a conversational level, which I found incredibly useful as well as refreshing. I never had a fear of him thinking I’m stupid.” - A.B, PAVA graduate
“Matt Rudkin is the most wonderfully inspirational teacher. He has the cunning ability to explain and demonstrate the most difficult theories or problems presented by his subject, whilst the class has an incredible amount of fun"
- M.B, PAVA graduate
”As a teacher, Matt is a warm, playful and engaging participant. I know that when I need an honest, yet compassionate resource, Matt will be my first choice.
- J.C, PAVA graduate.
"I think Matt Rudkin is a wonderful motivating individual and I wish there were more Teachers with his talents.” - F. R, PAVA graduate
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