Speaking of Shakespeare
Conversation with Actor and Director Dakin Matthews
Monday, January 28
To launch our 2019 programming and to celebrate three decades at the NAC, we're delighted to welcome Dakin Matthews. Dakin is an actor, director, producer, and author who's currently performing in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of To Kill a Mockingbird.
In 2015 Dakin played Churchill, opposite Helen Mirren's Queen Elizabeth II, in the Broadway transfer of The Audience. He has also won plaudits in such popular shows as Waitress and The Best Man. In 2003 his script for a Lincoln Center presentation of Henry IV, starring Kevin Kline, as Falstaff, won a Drama Desk award. And in 2011 he delighted playgoers at Shakespeare in the Park as Lafew in All's Well that Ends Well and as Provost in Measure for Measure. His screen credits include roles in Spielberg's Lincoln, the Coen brothers’ True Grit, and such TV series as Desperate Housewives, House, LA Law, Murder She Wrote, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, and Two and a Half Men.
As part of what promises to be a wide-ranging conversation with John Andrews, Matthews plans to explore some of the things an accomplished performer bears in mind as he approaches Shakespeare's dramatic language.