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Matthew Richards
Lecturer: Lighting Design
B.A., University of Massachusetts
M.F.A., Yale School of Drama




Matthew Richards designs lighting for theater, dance, opera and music. Recent projects include the premieres of Duncan Sheik’s musical Whisper House, directed by Peter Askin, the musical Click! Clack! Moo! directed by John Rando, and Conor McPherson’s Port Authority, directd by Henry Wishcamper. His work has been seen in theaters, including: The Alliance, The Atlantic, Baltimore’s Center Stage, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theatre, The Goodman, The Huntington, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Lucille Lortel, The New Victory, New York Stage and Film, The Old Globe, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Second Stage, Skylight Opera Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Playhouse, Wolf Trap Opera, and Yale Rep, among many others. He is a 1995 graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and received his M.F.A. from The Yale School of Drama in 2001.


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