Matt Saunders in rehearsal for Describe the Night. Photo by Johanna Austin.

Matt Saunders

Matt Saunders: Selected Off-Broadway credits include the world premiere of Daddy by Jeremy O Harris, for which Saunders won a Drama Desk Award, the world premiere of Dominique Morisseau’s Pipeline at Lincoln Center, the world premiere of Futurity for Soho Rep and Ars Nova, Venus at Signature, Good Person of Szechwan at The Public Theater, The Tempest for The Public Theater at the Delacorte, and Regionally, Matt has designed at Mark Taper Forum, Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Spoleto Festival, Arden Theatre Company, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Matt is a long-time collaborator with Blanka Zizka and The Wilma Theater. Recent design work at the Wilma includes Dance Nation, Romeo and Juliet, Kill Move Paradise, Passage, Adapt!, Constellations, When The Rain Stops Falling, The Christians, An Octoroon, The Hard Problem, Hamlet, and Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq. Matt holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama. He is a 2014 Pew Fellow in the Arts, as well as 2015 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Matt is the Associate Artistic Director of the OBIE Award-Winning theatre company, New Paradise Laboratories; and Associate Professor of Design in the Department of Theater at Swarthmore College.