Doubt at Studio Theatre. © Elizabeth Morton
Alumnus Matt Torney '09 (left) on set with actors Sarah Marshall (center) and Tiffany M. Thompson (right)

Theatrical Outfit Names Alumnus Matt Torney ’09 Artistic Director

BY Robbie Armstrong, September 17, 2019

Theatrical Outfit, a Theatre based in Atlanta, GA, has named Directing alumnus Matt Torney ’09 its new Artistic Director. Torney will work alongside current Artistic Director Tom Key and will take full responsibility of the Theatre in June, 2020. Torney currently serves as an Associate Artistic Director at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. 

 

Headshot of Matt Torney

© Teddy Wolff

 

Torney has directed productions at Studio Theatre, Theatre J, Origin Thetare Company, Dublin Fringe, Rough Magic Theatre Company, and more. His productions have been been nominated for multiple Helen Hayes awards, NYIT awards, Fringe awards, and Irish Theatre awards. 

 

When discussing his art, Torney has said that “The best work happens when a theatre connects deeply with its community, welcomes diverse voices, and fearlessly investigates the present moment.” 

 

“Matt emerged as a leader who is truly ready to serve our world with the glorious gifts of the theatre,” Key said in a recent statement. “In his already successful and impactful career, he models our values: artistry, community, inclusion, and integrity. He embraces our vision and mission. In short, Matt is a joy. I know deep in my soul, he has the heart, the mind, and the character to take our beloved Theatrical Outfit to its brightest and best level yet.”

 

Matt Torney and family

Matt Torney at the premiere of wife, Amber McGinnis' first feature film at the Atlanta Film Festival with their daughter, Isla May.