Matt Reynolds

Matt Reynolds

Assistant Professor of Lighting, Sound, & Digital Design


  • BA, Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
  • MFA, Production Design, Michigan State University


Matt Reynolds (Snellville, GA) designs lighting, sound, and media around the world. In addition to The University of Alabama, New Mexico State, Michigan State (M.F.A. ’12), and Indiana University (B.A. ’08), his work has been enjoyed internationally at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland), Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatre and Anita’s Way, and regionally at Horizon Theatre (Atlanta), Red Mountain Theatre Company (Birmingham), Steel Magic Theatre (Birmingham), American Southwest Theatre Company (Las Cruces), Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis), Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Cardinal Theatre (Bloomington), and Brown County Playhouse (Nashville), among others. Some of his favorite designs include Aunt Raini (directed by Mark Medoff), Far From Finished (starring Jeffrey Tambor and Neil Patrick Harris), Seth’s Big Fat Broadway Show (starring and directed by Seth Rudetsky), and Rent (directed by Scott Burkell). Matt has also had the pleasure of designing for fantastic choreographers like George Pinney, Jin Wen Yu, Shoko Tamai, Bella Lewitzky, Debra Knapp, Sherrie Barr, and Iris Rosa. Matt strives through theatrical design to amplify marginalized voices and tell compelling stories. ​ As an instructor, Matt encourages experimentation, self-reflection, and most importantly, play. He has taught theatrical practices for The University of Alabama, New Mexico State University, Michigan State University, Indiana University, Michigan Educational Theatre Association, Lansing Media Theatre Project, Southeastern Theatre Conference, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Matt’s accolades include multiple publications by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Southern Theatre Magazine, and Kenyon Review; the Gretel Geist Design Award for his lighting design of The American Clock, Best Sound Design Pulsar Award Nomination for As You Like It, Best Lighting Design Pulsar Award Nomination for Legally Blonde, KCACTF Regional Selections for As You Like It (sound design) and Twelfth Night (sound and lighting design); as well as the Delta Zeta Faculty Appreciation Award and the Theatre Arts Faculty Appreciation Award at NMSU. Matt is a long-standing member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology; the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians; Phi Beta Kappa; and affiliate of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Outside of teaching and design, Matt dedicates his time to his loving wife of 20 years, Mollie, and his children, Lucy and Hugo.