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    Matthew Webb

    lighting design and visual art for theatre and live performance

A Little About Me:

Theatre is, above all, about sharing stories. I love helping audiences to connect, both with the play and with each other.

I've been lucky to spend my time mostly in the regional theatre, and I believe fervently that the most important stories are being told by resident companies to the communities that house and support them.

We, as theatre artists, have a responsibility (and I, a passion) to invest ourselves in work that is meaningful and challenging for our own communities. Nothing excites me more than sharing a show with the community that made it.

Theatre is joyous, immediate, gratifying and exhilarating - and impassioned, aggressive, demanding and complicated. Always, though, theatre is vital.

I want to tell vital stories with you.

Current Projects:

Anything Goes(Feb 2018)
Directed by Kelsey Thorgalsen
University of Washington(Seattle, WA)
Citizen 13559: The Journal of Ben Uchida(Jan 2018)
Directed by Desdemona Chiang
Seattle Children's Theatre(Seattle, WA)
Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical(Dec 2017)
Dir. by Anthony Clark-Kaczmarek
Omaha Theater Company(Omaha, NE)
Ragtime(Assistant Lighting Design, Oct 2017)
Lighting by Duane Schuler
The 5th Avenue Theatre(Seattle, WA)
Singin' In the Rain(Sept 2017)
Directed by Abe Reybold
ZACH Theatre(Austin, TX)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings(Sept 2017)
Directed by Malika Oyetimein
Book-It Repertory Theatre(Seattle, WA)

Recent Projects:

Million Dollar Quartet(July 2017)
Directed by Dave Steakley
ZACH Theatre
Hoodoo Love(July 2017)
Directed by Malika Oyetimein
Sound Theatre Company(Seattle, WA)
Maiden Voyage(May 2017)
Directed by Rebecca Collinsworth
Parley & West of Lenin(Seattle, WA)
Orlando(Scenic & Video Design, April 2017)
Directed by L. Zane Jones
UW School of Drama
Dance Majors Concert(Two Pieces, Feb 2017)
Choreo. by Kat Kruger & Vivien Ho
UW Dance Program
Fucking A(Nov 2016)
Directed by Malika Oyetimein
UW School of Drama
Priscilla Queen of the Desert(July 2016)
Directed by Abe Reybold
ZACH Theatre
...And Hilarity Ensues...(May 2016)
Directed by Bobbin Ramsey
The Horse In Motion & UW(Seattle, WA)
The Walk Across America(Feb 2016)
Directed by Ali el-Gasseir
Washington Ensemble Theatre & UW

Selected Favorites:

A Night With Janis Joplin
Directed by Randy Johnson
San Jose Repertory Theatre(San Jose, CA)
Les Misérables
Directed by Matt Lenz
ZACH Theatre
The King and I
Directed by Abe Reybold
ZACH Theatre
Peter and the Starcatcher
Directed by Michael Baron
ZACH Theatre
Directed by Robert Hupp
Arkansas Repertory Theatre(Little Rock, AR)
A Raisin In the Sun
Directed by Rajendra Maharaj
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
The 39 Steps
Directed by Robert Hupp
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
The Elephant Man
Directed by Cliff Baker
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Blood Wedding
Directed by Robert Tolaro
Mary Moody Northen Theatre(Austin, TX)
Boeing Boeing
Directed by Robert Kolby Harper
Phoenix Theatre(Phoenix, AZ)

Get in Touch With Me:

I appreciate your taking the time to look over my portfolio. Please don't hesitate to email or call me with any questions, or for more information.
You can also download my resume and portfolio through the links below.


5515 15th Avenue NE #202
Seattle, WA 98105