Many people ask about our company's name...
Wednesday Morning Productions grew out of a group of actors that met every Wednesday morning at the Boston Playwright Theater under the tutelage of Ted Kazanoff, professor emeritus, Brandies University. Here, actors would participate in scene study, monologues and performance rehearsals. Ted believed that "art" had a social purpose, rather than art for art's sake. He insisted his students delve beneath the surface of a role to discover their personal "truth" in order to create an authentic relationship with themselves in the role and with the audience. He taught his students to speak the truth on the stage--and in their lives--no matter what it was. He knew that when that truth was spoken and then heard, change became inevitable.
Maura Matarese, M.A. LMHC, R.Y.T.
Maura has worked professionally as an actor and producer in the Boston area for over 15 years. Some of her performance credits include the emmy award winning feature "The Legend of Elton Smalls" and the critically acclaimed production of "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress." She also worked as part of the production team for NESN's emmy award winning television show "Front Row."
Currently, Maura works as a clinician and clinical supervisor treating addictions for a Harvard Medical School affiliate outpatient clinic in Cambridge, MA.
She founded Wednesday Morning Productions in 2005 in order to use the arts to create social change.
Maura is also a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance and teaches at various studios and Boston Sports Clubs. Visit www.yoga-for-all.com for more information.
Jeff Goldbarg, MD, Psychiatrist
Rivka Lapidus, PhD, Psychologist
Rena Baskin, SAG/AFTRA
Julie Matarese, Treasurer
Wednesday Morning Productions
P.O. Box 2318
Acton, MA 01720