MATTHEW DUBROFF has been studying noh theatre since he first went to Japan in 1988. He returned in 1990 and began working with Richard Emmert and the first Noh Training Project. He also began studying at the Kita Noh Theatre with Omura Sadamu. His formal noh studies continued in 1996 when he received a Monbusho Grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education. Returning to Japan, Dubroff continued his training with Omura and began a study of the noh Taiko drum with Mishima Gentaro of the Komparu School of Drumming. In 2000, Dubroff joined the Noh Training Project in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania where he studied and became a teaching assistant under the guidance of Emmert and Matsui Akira of the Kita School of noh. Dubroff has performed numerous noh dances in recitals on stage in Tokyo and Osaka. He has also performed in several drum recitals. As a director, Dubroff has produced noh influenced theatre since 1988 in Massachusetts, Seattle and Hawaii. At the University of Hawaii at Manoa he received a Master of Fine Arts in Asian Theatre Performance with a Concentration in Directing in 1996. He was awarded an Earle Ernst Award for Excellence in Asian Theatre. Dubroff is currently a Lecturer in Fine Arts-Theatre at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and the Wu Style of Tai Ji. Dubroff directed “Rashomon” at Hampden-Sydney College in the Spring of 2005. Also in 2005, with Theatre Nohgaku, Dubroff performed the part of Jane in David Crandall's “Crazy Jane” at the Tsubaki Shrine in Granite Falls, Washington. In the Fall of 2005, Dubroff performed in the Theatre Nohgaku Recital at the North Carolina School of the Arts.