Presenter Profile

Matthew Schlief

Guest Artist, Colorado Mesa University

Matthew A. Schlief Matthew Schlief is an Assistant Professor of Scenic & Lighting Design at Colorado Mesa University. He has designed scenery, lighting, and/or projections for TUTS Underground, Horsehead Theatre Co., Creede Repertory Theatre, Main Street Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Flatlands Dance Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, and Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, as well as the COCO Dance Festival in Trinidad. In 2012 Matt received the Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and in 2013 received the Broadway World Best of Houston Award for his Lighting Design of Sweeney Todd. He has also received four KCACTF Meritorious Achievement in Design awards in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Most recently he conceived and directed a site specific production called Morning, Noon, Evening, Night at the Prague Quadrennial in June of 2019. He has designed, lectured, and provided master classes at The University of Houston, Rice University, and Oklahoma City University, as well as numerous USITT Conventions. Over the past 15 years Matt has designed more than 120 different productions, from a variety of theaters both nationally and internationally.

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