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Matthew Hill

Matthew Hill

Adjunct Professor of Scenic Design

La Verne Campus

Matthew Hill is a storyteller by trade and by heart. He was once a quiet kid growing up amongst the hulking and often unfriendly suburban surroundings of Los Angeles county. He found freedom in the realms of his imagination. Today he is a less-than-quiet boy who still finds his freedom in his imagination. Out of the many vehicles of storytelling, the stage was his first love. He studied theatrical design at the University of La Verne, graduating in May 2008 with his BA and departmental honors. In January 2009, Matthew served as the scenographer for LA Drama Critic Award-winning director Steve Kent on Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” at the National Theatre of Croatia in Varaždin. Other recent credits include: Sam Shepard’s “Curse of the Starving Class”, “Before the Red Trees Come”, “This is All Fiction”, “What Would Jesús Do?”, “A Show About History (All of It)”, Beckett’s “Endgame”, “Crombie’s Zombies”, and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” directed by Georgij Paro, head of the Croatian National Theatre. He earned his first feature film credit with “Hello, My Name is Charlie” in 2007/08. He is a card-carrying member of the Association of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artist, the CG Society, the Pacific Coast Showmen’s Association, and the International Thespian Society. He is also a CSPA Gold Circle Award winning artist.

In the last few years, Matthew has served as an artist-in-residence at the National Theatre of Croatia, he co-wrote the winning script for the 2010 Kairos Prize, had his paintings displayed as a part of the 2010 TataGala in Florida, and art directed the award-winning Amazon Studios test movie, “Alchemist Agenda”. Recent stage credits include a critically acclaimed production of Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter”, the Ovation Award-winning “D is for Dog” with the Rogue Artist Ensemble, Bertolt Brecht’s “Three Penny Opera”, and “Zen Shorts” (also with the Rogue Artist Ensemble, adapted from the best- selling children’s book).

Educational Background

  • B.A. University of La Verne