I have seen Matt with groups large and small, young and old, experienced and beginner, and his calm demeanor and honest approach are so centered that he is immediately accepted as the natural leader. I no longer think of him as just an exceptionally talented young man, but as a generous colleague who is destined to help move the American Theatre from its shabby commercial roots to some socially progressive and spiritual place.
— Adrian Hall, Founding Artistic Director of the Tony-winning Trinity Repertory Company