Matthew is one half of
Alfie / Jackson a Philadelphia-area based duo playing everything from Pop to Rock to Country - with soulful and honest singing, accompanied by acoustic/electric guitars and ukulele. We take popular artists (and ones you've never heard of) and add our own twists and turns to the arrangements. We play some song
Matthew is one half of
Alfie / Jackson a Philadelphia-area based duo playing everything from Pop to Rock to Country - with soulful and honest singing, accompanied by acoustic/electric guitars and ukulele. We take popular artists (and ones you've never heard of) and add our own twists and turns to the arrangements. We play some songs that will make people want to sing along, and yet we have selections that someone can just stare at a drink or their muse while listening to us in the background. Alfie / Jackson's moody, memorable, and melodic tunes are perfect for restaurants, bars, and dives.
*check out the model boxes on the Scenic Design & Models tab!
Matthew will return as Scenic Designer for the '22-'23 Season at
the Media Theatre.
The season lineup includes:
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
ASPECTS OF LOVE
BONNIE & CLYDE
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
*stay tuned for behind the scenes photos and updates to the production!
DESIGNER. MANAGER. EDUCATOR.
Matthew is a freelance lighting & scenic designer, Equity stage manager, and is on faculty at Temple University, in Philadelphia, with a focus in Design & Production. He heads both the the Stage Management and Theater Education programs. He regularly teaches Stage Management, Theatre Management, Theater Safety & Management, World of the Play, Intro to Design, Methods of Teaching, and more.
He's worked in production capacities from technical direction to production management in most genres of performance - in venues large, small, and outdoors - across the U.S. including New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, out to Hawaii, and as far away as Chile.
He has roamed four continents and 47 of the 50 states. He has sat in the seats of the Theater Dionysus and teed off in Scotland, the birthplace of golf. He has swam in the Agean, Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific, and dipped his toes in The Seine, the Thames, The Mississippi, The Colorado at the Bottom of the Grand Canyon; and countless other rivers and creeks.
His jam is safety and he's constantly on the lookout for fire code and OSHA violations when downtown, on vacation, or out with friends and family. He's currently working on a book called "Means of Egrets" which tells the story of a young fowl learning the ways of fire safety from his wise father. Anyone know an illustrator?! And a publisher?
Beyond the industry, you'll find Matthew in his garden, tending to his hens, on the soccer field, and jamming with his band. He basically serves as the TD for his own home. His wardrobe is city meets country, with an earth tone influence, and an obligation to mix and match patterns and textures. You'll hear him humming something from Waitress in one breathe and something from XM's Hair Nation on the next one.
Ultimately, Matthew is someone who with you'll want to eat a sandwich.
In Memphis, did you stop by the Temple University table on the convention floor for more about our programs? Did you Matthew was presenting a do of projecting life size groundplans on stage? If you missed it, let's connect and I'll tell you all about it.
In Memphis, I hope you stopped by the Temple University table on