Matt Ryan, Pollock Theater Director

As Pollock Theater Director, Matthew Ryan (2008 MFA from Loyola Marymount University) pioneered the Pollock Theater Internship, which professionalizes students by helping them to develop production skills with hands-on experience. Ryan created and hosts the Script to Screen series, which has presented exciting events like a discussion of American Beauty with Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball, a discussion of Hidden Figures with writer/producer/director Theodore Melfi, actor Kevin Costner and President of Fox 2000 Pictures Elizabeth Gabler, and a discussion of VEEP with actress/producer Julia Lois-Dreyfus, writer/producer/director David Mandel and actor Tony Hale.


Matt Ryan (Host) and Malcolm McDowell (Actor)

Keith Boynton, Production Manager

Keith first set foot on UCSB property in 1987 as a guitarist in a heavy metal band performing at the Lagoon, various Frat houses and The Graduate. Every struggling musician eventually has to find a day gig, and Keith ended up at Seymour Duncan Manufacturing (SDM) -- and began his production career. After seeing the SDM product marketing and trade show videos he produced projected on a 10-foot-by-10-foot wall of televisions, Keith was hooked. Since then, he has been a camera operator, production assistant, floor director, and promotional producer for live broadcast network news stations. Twenty years later, Keith returned to Santa Barbara and has been a writer, producer, videographer, director, lighting specialist, editor, audio engineer, and critic. After producing a stream of public broadcast shows, Keith is now back at UCSB -- "I found what everyone wants - a profession where you can bring everything you've learned over the years and put it to use doing what you love to do." Today, Keith Directs the Pollock Theater multi-camera live shoots.