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Matthew Schlief

Assistant Professor - Theatre & Dance

Assistant Professor - Scenic Design

MFA University of Houston

BFA Southwestern University

Matthew Schlief is an Assistant Professor of
Scenic Design at Texas Tech University. 
He was previously the Production Manager for the Rice Theatre Program as
well as Lecturer in Theatrical Design (Scenic & Lighting). Before Rice, Matt
was an Assistant Professor of Communications and served as the Scenic,
Lighting, and Sound Designer at Augusta State University in Augusta, GA. He has
also been an instructor at St. John's School, Mt. Pleasant High School, Klein
High School, and the University of Houston.

Matt received his BFA in Theatre from Southwestern University, and his MFA in
Scenic and Lighting Design from the University of Houston. Outside of academia,
Matt is a Company Member of Horsehead Theatre Co., Resident Designer for
Generations A Theatre Co. and Classical Theatre Co., and has designed for Main
Street Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, City Dance Company, West Virginia
Public Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, and Brave Dog Theatre.  In 2012 Matt
received the Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for Bloody Bloody
Andrew Jackson.  Over the past 14 years, Matt's design credits include: Bloody Bloody
Andrew Jackson, Our Town, MacBeth, Miss Julie, Tartuffe, Spring Awakening, Art,
Forever Plaid, West Side Story, Dreamgirls, Urban Cowboy, True West, Thoroughly
Modern Millie, Aida, Full Monty, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Hecuba, No Exit, Cats, Odd Couple,
Evita, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Dr. Faustus, Harvey, Geurnica,
The Music Man, Arcadia, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls,
The Robber Bridegroom, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Chorus Line, Funny Girl, Ramona
Quimby, Hello Dolly, Sweet Charity, Box Office of the Damned Part II, Top Girls, Chi,
Steel Magnolias, Reckless, Miss Saigon, Private Eyes, Stop Kiss, The Threepenny Opera,
Antigone, Twelfth Night, Pericles, Ruthless, The Bug, Noises Off, Ghosts, Among the
Thugs, and many other performances and events.


Contact Professor Matthew Schlief