Matthew Schmidli

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Assistant Professor of Theater
College of Arts and Sciences
Arrupe Hall 333


M.F.A. Acting , Purdue University
B.A. Theatre, UMKC

Professional Licensures and Certifications 

SAG-AFTRA, Screen Actors Guild - 2019
AEA Actor, Actor's Equity Association - 2017


Matthew Schmidli is a SAG-AFTRA and AEA actor, director, filmmaker, screenwriter, and playwright from Kansas City, Missouri. Though he currently works mainly in television and national and regional commercials, Matthew’s roots can be found on the stage. He performed for the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre from 2013-2017 and worked with the Kansas City Actor’s Theatre, The Unicorn, Spinning Tree, The Coterie, The Living Room KC, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Pitch Magazine awarded him the Best Transformation for his work in the Kansas City Actor’s Theatre production of “A Number”.