Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5360 USA
- M.F.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
- B.S., Baker University
Matthew Knewtson is a professor in Western Michigan University's Department of Theatre where he teaches lighting and sound design and computer-aided theatre design. He received his M.F.A. in lighting design and technical production from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He spent his early years at WMU serving as staff technical director and lighting designer before moving into the faculty position as lighting and sound designer. He has designed lighting and/or sound for more than 100 theatre, dance and opera productions. His lighting design work has been seen at the Wagon Wheel Theatre, The Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, Johnson County Theatre in the Park, Huntington University, Kalamazoo College, The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, and The California Repertory Company. Knewtson also works as a theatre consultant with Tower Pinkster Titus, Inc. having consulted on new theatres for Kalamazoo Central High School, Otsego High School and Thornapple-Kellogg Public Schools, as well as numerous theatre renovation projects. He is a recipient of the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Service Award.