Theatre & Dance

Matt Ridge

Class of 2015
Major/Minor: Drama

Campus Involvement
  • Peer Mentor
  • Social Media Expert for the Drama Department
  • WC Chorus

What does WAC mean to you? 

WAC was the first place I felt comfortable enough to be my complete self. It’s just a wonderful and accepting atmosphere that lets you really be the person you want to be because everyone, students to professors, want to see you succeed. WAC is my artistic outlet and has provided me with endless opportunities to express myself in the ways I enjoy the most. 


Why did you choose your major? 

Coming to college I actually didn’t think I would do anything with theater, in fact my first semester I didn’t really do anything with the Drama Department. But since then I have found that I am happiest when I am making art and being a drama major lets me create and be creative every single day, even if I don’t want to be.


A professor/ class at WAC that has impacted you and why:

I’d have to say that taking Acting I & II with Prof. Daigle showed me that doing drama in college was actually a possibility. Without taking them I’m not sure I would have declared my major.


Favorite Chestertown hangout:

I recently found that Evergrain Bakery the perfect atmosphere for doing homework or for gossiping with friends. I would say Play It Again Sam is a close second, only because you leave there smelling like either bacon or coffee, neither of which appeals to me.


Favorite thing to order at the Cove:

The Flat Iron, hands down.


Favorite Quote:

“All you owe the public is a good performance.” - Humphrey Bogart


Favorite way to procrastinate:

Blasting music and singing in my room.


When they make the movie of your life, which actor will play you in the film?

Andrew Garfield


What are you doing this summer?/ What are you looking forward to?

I’m not doing anything too exciting this summer. The only thing worth mentioning is that I turned in an acting resume to Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’, which is pretty cool I guess. I’m truly looking forward to getting started working on my Drama directing thesis “The Lucky Ladies” which everyone should audition for.