A native of Pennsylvania, Matthew Allar is a scenographer based in Williamsburg, Virginia. An Associate Professor of Theatrical Design, Matthew is the resident Scenic Designer for The College of William Mary and creator of the Around The Edges play reading series.  Recent work includes production design for the L’elisir d’amore and Le Pescatrici for the Crescendo Music Institute, Tokaji, Hungary.  Additional scenic design work includes the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, As You Like It and A Man For All Seasons in addition to productions of Shakespeare’s R and J (Michael Sexton, dir.), All My Sons (Victor Pappas, dir.), Arcadia, Hair (Elizabethtown College) A Lie of The Mind, Marat / Sade, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cabaret (Cornell College), Top Girls (Albright College), You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Three Sisters, Songs For A New World (Eastern Univ.), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Pillow of Kantan (Muhlenberg College) as well as the New York premiers of several works including East 14th, Samuel IV, Playing House, the Peccadillo Theatre Company’s revival of All God’s Chillun Got Wings, and the Metropolitan Playhouse Revival of The Drunkard. As a lighting designer, credits include the recent NYC productions of Baby With The Bathwater, Dancing at Lughnasa, You Never Can Tell and Studio 42’s annual The Starving Artist’s Ball.  Additional credits include design work, both here and abroad, for several television networks including MTV, VH1, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nickelodeon, and Noggin.  A former Associate Director of Design for the New York Television Festival, and co-founder of both M.A.D. Inc., and Cabana Creations LLC, Matthew’s education includes Muhlenberg College, The University of London, and New York University. Matthew has taught at Cornell College, Elizabethtown College, and Nazareth College and is a Member of the Education and Scenic Design Commissions of USITT and United Scenic Artists #829.