Justin McCarthy, Conductor

Justin McCarthy, conductor, currently serves as Coordinator of Collaborative Piano in the Department of Music, Theatre, & Dance. His recent productions have included Into the Woods, The Addams Family, Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wedding Singer, Urinetown, Jacques Brel, Sister Act, Little Women, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Justin is currently the Music Director and Organist at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford, NH.  Justin also serves as pianist for the Nashua Choral Society and maintains an active teaching studio at the Manchester Community Music School.    

Matt Kizer

Matt Kizer has been the resident designer for Plymouth State since 1996. He has presented workshops on projections for performance nationally and internationally, including the Prague Quadrennial, the National Opera Association in New York, and The Cyprus Theatre Organization in Nicosia.  His work has been presented at the Kennedy  Center in D.C., and with A-Fortiorni dance company in Germany.    He designed for two years with Operafestival Di Roma in Italy with the Orchestra Sinfonica dell’ International Chamber Ensemble at Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza in central Rome.  His projection media and virtual education tools for theatre are used by institutions around the world.  In 2019, his work was included on behalf of the United States at the The Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space both in exhibition and performance.  He has a B.A. from Purdue University, and an M.F.A. from The Ohio State University.