“So far I have written and performed a total of 13 Stage Plays in approximately 5 years” - Matthew ‘M.R’ Reed

Matthew ‘M.R’ Reed to premiere his new stage play “I REMEMBER” in LA on June 12th and on June 19th
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Matthew Reed fondly called ‘M.R’ is a songwriter/musician, writer, director and producer. He is also the founder of M.Reed Studio Productions, a Theatre Production Company based in Chicago, IL.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown, playwright Matthew ‘M.R’ Reed better known as ‘M.R’ uses writing as a therapeutic outlet to stay grounded. Using his personal narrative as motivation for his works; writing, composing music, or stage plays, he aims to make people find comic relief, and the courage and faith needed to tide them over until the world returns back to normalcy.

Reed does this through a collection of comedic vignettes and monologues that riffs on the romantic, social and professional travails of his characters. His plays embodies character and strength, telling the story of Black families, motherhood, discrimination, racial violence, and inequality. Adept at writing about the present and decades past, he remains unafraid to dig into untold pieces of black history.

Born in Chicago, IL on September 25, 1990. Matthew ‘M.R’ Reed is a songwriter/musician, writer, director and producer. He is also the founder of M. Reed Studio Productions, a Theatre Production Company based in Chicago, IL.

He graduated University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre. He worked briefly at St. Paul West Outreach Ministries as music director. But after writing a critically acclaimed Easter stage play for the youth arm of the church, he decided to pursue a full time career as a Theatre Director.

And a year later, in 2017 He founded his own production outfit, M. REED Studio Productions. He begin composing music and writing stage plays to help keep himself and the community entertained and motivated especially during the pandemic lockdown.

He sees his rehearsals as not just rehearsals but a means of mentoring young and upcoming actors through fiction, storytelling and showing them how to think outside the box. He uses this process also impart them with the ability to creative from concept to composition and subsequently production.

Matthew or M.R as he is fondly called was nominated for the Las Vegas Nevada Theatre Awards (LVNA) as best Director and recognized by NADSA as an all star cast member.

“My directing journey began in 2017 when I created the character “Grandpa Jenkins. And so far I have written and performed a total of 13 Stage Plays in approximately 5 years” Reed said.

Matthew ‘M.R’ Reed lives in Chicago, IL and is currently putting finishing touches on his new stage play “I REMEMBER” which will premiere in LA on June 12th and on June 19th in his home town of Chicago.