Who We Are

10.26.14 HeadshotIn 2009, Matt May founded Verve Central Productions to provide quality entertainment and services to its clients and audiences through special events & entertainment, theatrical production, creative & business consulting, and education.  The company also provides corporate team building programs with its partner, Best Corporate Events, for which Matt serves as the culinary division’s manager.

Special event services have been provided for companies such as the first and second national Broadway tours of The Book of Mormon, Thomson-Reuters, Best Corporate Events, The Miami Jewish Film Festival, The Miami Gay Men’s Chorus, Winter Party Festival, The Katonah-Lewisboro School District, various destination management companies, and private firms and individuals, nation-wide

Matt has served as a theatrical producer, director, manager, administrator, educator, and consultant for various live entertainment & theatrical organizations, including Norwegian Cruise Line, Broadway Across America, Arté Diem (international cirque-theatrical company), JDZ Productions, Second Stage Theatre (NYC), Daryl Roth Theatre (NYC), Writers & Artists Talent Agency (NYC), The Gage Group Agency (NYC), Camp Broadway (NYC), New World School of the Arts (Miami, FL), Zoetic Stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami, FL), The Plaza Theatre (Manalapan, FL), and national theatrical tours.

As an independent theatrical producer, Matt has produced benefit productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Nunsense for CURE Childhood Cancer Association, and produced and directed the world premiere of Tuesday’s Child, all in New York.  In South Florida, he produced and directed the world premiere of Still Untitled, a new play, in Fort Lauderdale; Embrace!, a benefit concert for the Matthew Shepard Foundation at the Lincoln Theater in Miami Beach; and Footloose and Barry Manilow’s Copacabana at American Heritage School of Boca/Delray, where he led the theatre arts program for two years.  Additional South Florida directing credits include Crazy Mary (Main Street Players, Miami Lakes), Twelve Angry Jurors (Delray Beach Playhouse), and I Hate Hamlet (Tamarac Theatre of Performing Arts).

May is a panelist for The Carbonell Awards and a member of the South Florida Theatre League.  He holds his Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Arts from Nova Southeastern University and two Bachelor of Arts degrees: Theater Arts and Arts Administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia.  He is an adjunct professor at Broward College, and is the designer of several online theater courses.