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 has played outdoor festivals, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and dives. The band will be in the studio this winter recording covers as well as some NEW MATERIAL!
*check out production photos and model boxes on the Scenic Design tab!
Matthew returns for his 8th season as Scenic Designer for the '22-'23 Season at the Media Theatre.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
ASPECTS OF LOVE
BONNIE & CLYDE
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Check out the Lighting Design tab for production photos (photos courtesy of Mark Gavin and The Lantern Theater Company)
And stay tuned for some exciting news about a March 2023 production in Philadelphia!
In 2023, Lexington and St. Louis, I hope you'll stop by the Temple University table on the convention/expo floor to hear more about Temple University programs.
Matthew will also be leading workshops/sessions at both conferences, so check it out.
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 48 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.
Oh, and go Phillies, Eagles, Uniion, Flyers, and 76'ers.