Matthew Penn: Co-Artistic Director, Berkshire Playwrights Lab
began his directing career on the stage at New York’s Ensemble Studio Theater. He continued his theatrical ventures at the George Street Playhouse where he directed numerous productions. But Penn is best known for his work in episodic television where he has directed and /or produced over 150 episodes of TV’s best known series. His credits include: LAW AND ORDER, DAMAGES, THE SOPRANOS, HOUSE, NYPD BLUE, THE CLOSER, ROYAL PAINS, BLUE BLOODS, PRIVATE PRACTICE, the new CBS series GOLDEN BOY and the netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and many others. Penn was nominated for a directing Emmy for the 200th episode of Law and Order starring Julia Roberts. Penn was also the show’s Executive Producer during which time he produced nearly 100 episodes. He has had roots in the Berkshires for over 40 years. He is also a co-artistic director of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab.