(MUSIC DIRECTOR) Matthew Loren Cohen has been the Groundlings music director since July of 2016. He is a classically trained pianist who has composed music for and music-directed Second City Theatricals shows at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, among others. Matthew created and music-directed the critically acclaimed improvised musical Best Musical! (The Groundlings, Porchlight Music Theatre), music-directed The Nuclear Family (The Groundlings, The Belt Theatre) and wrote the original musicals Jason & Ben (New York Musical Theatre Festival) and Broads on Boards (The Annoyance). He created and taught the music improv curriculum for the Nerdist School, and has taught music improv at USC, UCLA and the Second City. His work has been heard on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Sundance Channel and Spike TV. Matthew is thrilled to have one of the only music director jobs in the world that does not require him to read music.