Matthew ‘M.R’ Reed; Director, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur
Matthew Reed aka ‘M.R’ was born and raised in Chicago, IL on September 25, 1990. He is a singer/songwriter/musician. He is also the founder, Director and Producer for M.Reed Studio Productions. M.Reed Studio Productions is a Theater Production Company based in Chicago, IL.
Matthew graduated from Orr Academy High School 2009, and attended University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas from 2009-2014. He graduated from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theater. Upon graduating, Matthew worked in church as music director at St.Paul West Outreach Ministries.
After gaining experience and honing his skills, He decided to pursue a career as a Theater Director after writing an awesome Easter Stage Play For the youth. A year later in 2017 He founded his own theater company, ‘M.REED Studio Productions. He begin writing Multiple Stage Plays a year just to keep his community and loved ones occupied and driven especially during the pandemic. He would accommodated both upcoming and inexperienced actors from all over sometimes providing free acting classes and performance opportunities.
Matthew or M.R as he is fondly called by friends has definitely made a positive impact on his community. He is as nominated by LVNA as best Director and by NADSA as a all star cast member. He receives so much support from his hometown Chicago and has been recognized by some of the world’s largest retailers. His Stage Plays has also been supported by celebrities such as Officer Grey in “The Rookie” Richard T. Jones and Oscar Academy Award Winner Mo’Nique.
His Directing journey began in 2017 when He created the character “Grandpa Jenkins” And with his inspiring audiences he has now written and performed a total of 13 Stage Plays in approximately 5 years. He also writes the music for His stage plays.
Networking with Award Winning recording artist and Legend himself “Al Green” in 2020 has prepared His studios for future upcoming Tours.
Matthew lives in Chicago, IL and is currently working on a New Stage Play production that will premiere later this in Los Angeles, CA. He is also working on releasing an EP by fall.
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