ABOUT

Matt is a New York based, award-winning designer for theatre, themed entertainment, and live events. He works as a freelance designer and as the Associate Director of Design for RWS Entertainment Group.

As a theatrical designer, Matt's design work has appeared across the Midwest, including the University of Cincinnati, Timber Lake Playhouse, Weathervane Playhouse (Newark, OH), The Omaha Playhouse, The Rose Theater (Omaha, NE), Northern Kentucky University, and Cincinnati Opera. In 2016, he worked an assistant designer at The MUNY in St. Louis, MO.

Matt’s themed entertainment work appears in theme parks across the United States and abroad. Notable projects include Hershey’s Unwrapped, an immersive theatrical chocolate-tasting experience at Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA.

Matt is the 2018 recipient of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Scene Design Award. Matt's work was also featured at USITT in the 2018 Young Designer's Forum, a juried exhibition of student design work. His MFA thesis design for Jesus Christ Superstar placed 2nd in the Design Competition at the 2018 Southeastern Theatre Conference judged by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle. Matt holds a BFA from Creighton University and a MFA from the University of Cincinnati - College-Conservatory of Music.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Scenic Design: The Rose Theater (Omaha, NE), The Cat in the Hat, Dir. Kevin Ehrhart

Scenic Design: The Omaha Playhouse (Omaha, NE), The Rocky Horror Show, Dir. Kaitlyn McClincy

Associate Scenic Design: National Tour, Xanadu, Dir. Alan Sousa, Des. Jeremy Doucette