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Assistant Director, Comedic Arts, Emerson College

Matthew McMahan is a performance scholar, dramaturg, and comedian. As the assistant director for the Center for Comedic Arts at Emerson College, he teaches the history of comedy. He has written on theatre, clowning, jazz, and comedy for Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, TDR, Theatre History Studies, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The New England Theatre Journal, and The Texas Theatre Journal.


  • –present
    Assistant director, Comedic Arts, Emerson College


  • 2016 
    Tufts University, Ph.D in Drama