nymatt
30 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
The basics: I grew in the suburbs, went to college in the South, and moved to the city after I graduate (with a few stops along the way). I'm a theatre producer and manager. Once upon a time I started my own theatre company and I spent some time trying to make that work, before heading back to grad school. I started my career as an actor/director, but now I'm more focused on producing and program development. Anyway, it's not glamoruos but I like what I do.

Other stuff about me: I have a close-knit group of friends that are as close to me as brothers. I try to score theatre tickets off my colleagues whenever I can. I like small bars with large beer selections over loud clubs. I still mostly eat like a 15 year-old (though the body isn't bouncing back quite so easily these days), but I grew up with 2 Italian grandmothers so when I actually cook it's elaborate and it feeds 12.
What I’m doing with my life
Finished grad school uptown a few months ago. It was a really great experience, the only drawback is I had to give up my nice big apartment in Astoria and move back to LI to make it work financially. It actually isn't too bad and once I get settled careerwise I'll be able to start apartment hunting.

Now that I'm out of school, I'm working as a producer. Right now I'm working with a producing office in midtown. The idea is to be a GM, or maybe even an ED, some day. So, I've got a plan and a direction... at least in theory.

My producing career has given me the opportunity to work on some pretty amazing projects, you should totally ask me about them. I still act/direct from time to time and write whenever I get inspired, but it's not really the focus of my career anymore.
I’m really good at
Well, I'm pretty good at fixing things. I've worked as a carpenter in the past and actually built a friend a wardrobe since her apartment doesn't have a closet.

I'm pretty observent and perceptive as well. I generally have a good read on what the people around me are thinking.
The first things people usually notice about me
Well in my audition days, I tended to be thought of as "the all-american boy" type. I'm not really sure what that actully means besides wearing a lot of letterman jackets and standing slightly behind and to the left of guys too ridiculously good-looking to possibly be in high-school, but I suppose that's what people think when they first see me...I think it probably just means "regular dude"

Side note: although I played sports in high school we never had letterman jackets much less wore them around while indoors. This makes me wonder if this is an entirely contrived TV scenario, like how a senior looks at an unopened letter from a potential college and is too nervous to open it not knowing if he got in when everyone knows that acceptance letters come in huge thick envelopes that say welcome in big letters, thus removing all tension from the situation... or maybe just my school didn't have those jackets
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Anything that can change my mood. I love all art, so it's really hard to make a list like this. Seriously though, if something can change my mood (even if it's from happy to sad) then I'm hooked.

If I had to answer though it would be the following:
Book: Catcher in the Rye
Movie: The Godfather
TV: Breaking Bad
Food: Italian

I should also mention that I probably skipped this part of your profile...not because I'm not interested, rather because this seems like the kinda thing we could actually talk about.
The six things I could never do without
Ok, of course my family, my friends, blah, blah, blah. Those are givens but here are six others:

-the spot (it's this little park near my house where I grew up...think any random sitcom about high school kids and whatever they called the spot)
-movies/theatre
-barbaques and fire-pits
-my cell-phone (because I now have no idea what anyone's phone number is without it...which is wierd cuz when I was a kid I remember knowing my friends phone numbers by heart, calling them on my house phone, having their parents answer, asking to talk to whoever I was calling, having them yell for whoever needed to come to the phone, hearing in the distance "I'm coming," them picking up the other line, hearing them say "I got it," then wondering if their parents actually hung up the other line...that was a bit of a digression but its funny to think that that entire experience was an everyday occurence and is now gone forever.)
-a story to tell
-sunscreen (I spend way more time outside than my pale skin can handle on its own)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future...and reminiscing. Also, super-powers, the implications of string theory, and the scientific efficacy of time-travel.
On a typical Friday night I am
Standard answer: Hanging out with friends. Prefer smaller bars to bigger, louder places. Going to shows, sometimes for work sometimes for fun. Sometimes parties, mostly of the hang-out variety, but occasionally of the fancy fundraiser variety.

Real answer: Friends are getting older, settling down, getting married, having kids and the like. Still spend weekends together when it works out, but lately been spending some weekends just hanging home. Definitely not the type to cruise into a bar solo.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a soft spot for a good romantic storyline (not all of them, but the good ones...Silver Linings Playbook and Eternal Sunshine are 2 of my favorite movies, not a big fan of 27 Dresses or What's Your Number, you get the idea). I think love is a powerful emotion and falling in love can make a beautiful story. That said, in mixed company I will totally say you "dragged me to it." It'll be one of those secrets that binds us together against the world, right?
You should message me if
You found any of this funny or maybe even akwardly charming. And you don't mind that I'm commuting while I get myself settled post-school.

Since it's come up a couple of times I thought I'd just put this out there: I'm not really a religious person, so it's not important to me to have the same upbringing as a potential partner. That said I totally understand that it is for some people, so I will say that my mother is Catholic.
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