BOARD OF TRUSTEES
UNITED WAY OF GREATER CINCINNATI
"American Legacy Theatre facilitates change and addresses deficits in creativity. American Legacy Theatre uses performance to help explore other's change in community."
THE E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY
"Social change! American Legacy Theatre does storytelling that is meaningful, and is a champion for accessibility. They make no qualms about calling it like it is. American Legacy Theatre is doing what others say they want to do."
ANGELA POWELL WALKER
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
SCHOOL FOR THE CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS
“A. L. T.’s mission of inclusion and learning through the arts is exactly my belief on what the Arts stand for and are meant to do for humanity! Where else can one find their voice and be heard better than through the arts? It’s what A. L. T. means to me and why they have my full support!! I am beyond grateful for this organization and A.L.T. leaders in the community.”
TAFT MUSEUM OF ART
“A.L.T. approaches theatre differently. It centers and focuses on making theater accessible for ALL with a social justice voice.”
"America Legacy Theatre's commitment to community, theater, development, and using entertainment as the vehicle for social change is second to none."
EDUCATIONAL THEATRE ASSOCIATION
"American Legacy Theatre brings art to people and makes a change in community. This organization shares strengths with others, and networks in partnership for what could be next in community."
MATTHEW DAVID GELLIN, CFRE
EXECUTIVE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CEO
“The power of theatre that has not yet been leveraged completely. It’s the idea of how can we get to a point where wars can be stopped and people can be brought together into a world of true equity because of the power of theatre. How do we truly make an impact in positive way for ALL voices and ALL people? We, at A.L.T. give them a voice and bring that voice to the forefront to be heard.”
Matthew has successfully acted and directed across the country, in Europe, and in Asia.
Matthew is proud to have served as a U.S. representative at the UNESCO
International Theatre Institute Research Lab in Romania. He was named a Promising Artist of the 21st Century by the International Arts and Cultural Exchange, and he has published papers on directorial theory in international peer-reviewed journals. He has also been recognized as one of Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40.
His financial background includes serving as U.S. delegate to the People’s Republic of China for foreign business affairs and serving on the Association of Fundraising Professionals Board of Directors as president-elect.
Now, he looks to lift American theatre back to the top of the world’s stage.
Artistic Program Coordinator
“I am excited to join the American Legacy Theatre as the Artistic Program Coordinator. With my background in art, education, and nonprofit leadership, I am passionate about changing lives through art.”