Matt Hawkins is a Chicago based director, actor, fight choreographer. He has been nominated for thirteen Jeff Awards and has received five. He holds a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and an MFA in directing from the University of Iowa. Later this year he will direct and choreograph Spring Awakening (Notre Dame); and choreograph violence for Support Group for Men (Goodman Theatre); Buried Child, Witch and Twelfth Night (Writers Theatre). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he serves as the head of musical theatre for the Department of Film, Television and Theatre. He is married to actor/director/documentarian Stacy Stoltz.