Matteo Scammell in Romeo and Juliet

Matteo Scammell


What I see in HotHouse is a diverse group of devoted people moving away from American Theater norms and toward a theater of the ensemble. I think there is a culture in HotHouse that insists on discovering oneself. Our actors are in pursuit of limitlessness. Which I think begins with curiosity, bravery and a willingness to surrender. We employ a variety of both tangible and abstract techniques in order to activate a sensation that confirms our artistic taste; one related to endless possibility. In our craft there exists a delicate balance between the will of the individual and the spirit of Dionysus. And at HotHouse, in my opinion, we have the privilege to familiarize our minds with both aspects. And by doing so the artist is facile, flexible, powerful and present.

From Stanton, NJ; Home of “The Biggest Little Store in the County.” Mr. Scammell received his BFA from UArts and began his theater career in Philadelphia. A Wilma HotHouse Member. New Paradise Laboratories Company Member. Favorite roles include: Romeo; seen here! Yank in The Hairy Ape (EgoPo), Casey/Georgia in The Legend of Georgia McBride (Arden), for which he received the 2017 Barrymore for Best Performance in a Lead Role; John in Smoke (Theatre Exile); just to name a few! Because I love what I do.