Matthew Cahoon

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Matt Cahoon is the Artistic Director of theatre KAPOW, a Manchester, NH based ensemble theatre company, and, over the course of the past twelve years has directed over 30 productions for the company.  Matt has received multiple NH Theatre Awards for his work with tKAPOW including Best Director for a Drama/Comedy (Penelope, Exit the King, and The Penelopiad) and Best Scenic Design (Raining Aluminum).  Matt has also directed for a number of other companies including the Winnipesaukee Playhouse (Accidental Death of an AnarchistIsrael PotterThe Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Miss Julie), Jean’s Playhouse (Kimberly Akimbo), and LaMaMa (Bea and Me and The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald).  In 2019, Matt completed Tectonic Theater Project's Teacher Training Intensive in Moment Work.  Matt has an MA in Arts Administration from Goucher College and additional theatre training includes work with Double Edge Theatre Company, LaMaMa ETC., SITI Company, the New England Center for Circus Arts, and Range of Motion Arts. As his “day job” Matt serves as the Director of Cultural Programming and the Director of the Theatre Program at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.


Goucher College
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
MA, 2008
Arts Administration
2004 To 2008
Advisor: Dr. Jean Brody