Matthew D. Stratton
Senior Lecturer of Theatre
Technical Director & Scenic Artist
Matthew Stratton holds a BA in Theater from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and an MFA in Scenic Technology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Matt has worked at several venues including Glimmerglass Opera (‘05 and ’06 seasons) and was the Technical Director of the McLeod Summer Playhouse (’08 and ’09 seasons). In 2007 Matt served as Assistant Technical Director aiding in the construction and leading the installation of the United States Exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial in Prague and at the 2008 USITT Exposition. Matt has a strong interest in scenic automation through pneumatics, hydraulics, and motorization, shop layout and organization, and health and safety Protocols as they pertain to the theater.