Assistant Professor of Lighting & Sound Design
B.A. in Theatre & Drama, Indiana University
M.F.A. in Production Design, Michigan State University
Matt Reynolds (Snellville, GA) designs lighting and sound around the country. In addition to his alma maters, Indiana University (B.A. ’08) and Michigan State University (M.F.A. ’12), his work has been enjoyed at American Southwest Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre, Cardinal Theatre, and Brown County Playhouse, 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, Ben Munisteri, Jin Wen Yu, Bella Lewitzky, Debra Knapp, Sherrie Barr, and Iris Rosa.
He has taught theatrical practices for the University of Alabama, New Mexico State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Michigan Educational Theatre Association, Lansing Media Theatre Project, and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Matt’s accolades include 2 publications by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, 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 Selection for As You Like It (sound design) and Twelfth Night (sound and lighting design), and 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 15 years, Mollie, his 9-year- old daughter, Lucy, and his 4-year- old son, Hugo.