Professor of Scenic Design

Matthew Smucker



Matthew Smucker is a designer whose work has appeared in productions at Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Opera, Intiman Theatre, Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, New Century Theatre Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Empty Space, Tacoma Actors Guild, and Youth Theatre Northwest. His production designs have also aappeared nationally at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Paper Mill Playhouse, Theatre Under the Stars, Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Minneapolis's Children’s Theatre Company, and Tempe's Childsplay.

Smucker is a founding ensemble member of Deus X Machina, and a long-time company member and resident designer with Seattle’s Annex Theatre. He received Theatre Puget Sound's "2011 Gregory Award for Outstanding Scenic Designer," as well as a 2012 Spotlight award from Seattle Magazine. In 2015, he was nominated for the "Stranger Genius Award" in Performance, and appeared on The Stranger’s "2011 Genius Awards Shortlist." In 2014, Smucker was profiled in Seattle Weekly’s 2004 "Best of Seattle" issue.

Matthew has taught at the University of Washington and Seattle University, and is a proud member of USA Local 829.


MFA, Scenic Design
University of Washington School of Drama