Derek Matson is a dramaturg and translator of theater and opera. His dramaturgical work has included productions for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Metropolitan Opera, Lookingglass Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites, About Face Theatre, American Theater Company, Strawdog Theatre, and the Ryan Opera Center. Derek studied acting at the Cours Florent in Paris and holds a lectureship in Performance Studies at the University of Chicago. His translations of French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, and Catalan have been featured on ARTE in France and at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Wolf Trap Opera, the Montreux Comedy Festival, and Cornell University, where he earned his M.A. in Theater and Performance Studies.