Curt Matthew

 

Curt grew up on a small farm near Carthage, South Dakota, USA, population 350 (mostly cats, dogs and widows).  After graduating as high school valedictorian of a class of 18, he spent 3 years, 8 months and 2 days in the U.S. Air Force before becoming a professional student for many years, eventually completing Masters degrees in English Lit and Theatre from various colleges in South Dakota and Connecticut. He lived in Japan for a while, studied Aikido and can fall down gracefully in selected directions.

 

Since moving to Prague more than a decade ago he has appeared in various commercials, stage and film productionsHe's also performed in a variety of Prague English language stage productions, including the Prague Playhouse production of Glengarry Glen Ross, a turn as Scrooge in Bear Theatre’s The Christmas Carol, and recently the award winning plays Someone Who'll Watch Over Me and A Moment of Silence for the Iranian director Azadeh Mohammadi at DAMU.  He can be seen in drag monthly as Vlasta in the Cimrman English Studio’s The Stand-In (Záskok) at the Jára Cimrman theatre in Žižkov – the first (and so far only) English-language performances of the culturally significant Czech series of plays.   

 

He’s been with BLR since its inception in 2009 and has been a regular performer in their stage plays, most recently with their adaptation of Pessoa’s Disquiet (March 2015). Since the creation of BLR’s improv comedy troupe he’s been an active member, grateful for the skills he's learned and better able now to pass through police checkpoints and border controls.  

 

He likes to admit that he can often be found home alone with a jar of Nutella watching UFO videos, and would secretly like to be a contactee, but the literature says it’s not a good idea, so he’s biding his time till disclosure. He can play harmonica and a mean piano blues, make 7 out of 10 free throws, and could become a great-grandfather at any moment.