STANJ – Improvisational Pairs
Matthew Schwartz is a senior at West Orange high school. He took home the Governors Award for Improvisational Pairs with his fellow senior Joe Nalieth. Matthew is an avid lover of English and the Humanities and throughout his academic career has taken various advanced/honors English, history, art history and writing classes. Matthew was also the head of the Aspiring Writers Club during his senior year. Academics aside Matthew’s true passion in life is stand-up comedy. He has performed several sets at his high school’s coffee house event and had the honor of performing on the Today Show for Jeff Foxworthy; an outstanding comedian. This past year Matthew participated in his very first acting role as a lead in the Full production of William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play as Puck/Himself/Captain Pompey. Come fall Matthew will be attending Emerson college in Boston for Comedic Arts to make some good jokes and great memories.