Matré Grant, she/her (@LadyMatre), is a contemporary musical theater scholar and cultural critic. She is a Ph.D. student in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. A student of classical voice for over a decade, Matré continues to perform in and occasionally music-direct operas and musicals. In her "spare" time, she writes young adult fiction and poetry. She obtained her M.A from Princeton University in Musicology and her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Music. She is a member of the 2022 BIPOC Critics Lab supported by Kennedy Center Theater Education and developed and led by cultural critic Jose Solís. She really likes cats.