Matthew J. Nichols (Meisner I ) trained with James Price in the Meisner Technique at The Acting Studio in New York, where he also teaches Beginning Meisner. Matthew has an MFA in Acting from Brandeis University, is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, and has acted in regional theater and in film. Matthew also co-founded and served as Artistic Director for Zootopia Theatre Company for several years, where he produced, directed and acted in plays that were reviewed in The New York Times and received multiple New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations. Additionally, he has acted, directed and produced for Chelsea Repertory Company and appeared in the CRC’s production of PENTECOST, followed by (NEVER) WANTED TO, as part of the Chelsea Rep LAB 2017 e-Merging Artists Festival. Matthew has appeared in well over 25 plays and musicals.