On his performance as Daniel in Tribes by Nina Raine:
"The principal emotional impact is wrought, however, in the taut and touching performance of Matthew Stuart Jackson as the mercurial, tormented Daniel. . . The tension between Daniel's outrageous, extroverted nature and [his brother’s] sensitive, shy one is electric."
"Jackson . . . convincingly convey(s) the complicated blend of love, competition, and possessiveness
that consumes (Daniel)."
-The Portland Phoenix
On his performance as Thomas in
The Celtic Cross:
"What great acting is all about."
"(Matthew's performance was) highly physical and filled to the brim with very believable emotional energy."
"Jackson’s ability to capture the language, culture, and anger in his written word is
only matched by his ability to convey the heartbreak, turmoil, and humor
with his acting abilities."
-Megan Pedersen, Theatre Critic