MATTHEW SCHLIEF currently serves as the Theater Operations Manager at The Lincoln Center. He has designed scenery, lighting, sound, and/or projections for TUTS Underground, The Catamounts, Creede Repertory Theatre, Main Street Theatre, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Flatlands Dance Theatre, West Virginia Public Theatre, Virginia Musical Theatre, and Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, as well as the COCO Dance Festival in Trinidad. In 2012 Matt received the Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Lighting Design for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and in 2013 received the Broadway World Best of Houston Award for his Lighting Design of Sweeney Todd. He has designed, lectured, and provided master classes at the University of Houston, Rice University, Oklahoma City University, Texas Tech, Colorado Mesa University, Gonzaga University, and the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Trinidad. Over the past 16 years Matt has designed more than 150 different productions, from a variety of theaters both nationally and internationally. This is Matt’s first production working with OpenStage.