Matthew Haber is a New York based stage and multimedia experience designer. In addition to video and projection for theatre, he has designed video and scenery for opera, dance, themed entertainment, concerts, retail, events, and live broadcast.
Selected projection design credits: Rite of Spring (Production Design, Oregon Symphony); Grease (Winter Garden); Channeling the King (Soho Playhouse); I Have Confidence: Rogers After Hammerstein (92nd St Y); Little Women (Madison Opera); Rock 'n Roll Refugee (Royal Family, NYC); Beaches (Drury Lane); Girlstar, Soon (Signature Theatre); Witnessed by the World (59E59); Ashes Under Gait City (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); Donald Margulies Tribute at The William Inge Festival; The Wizard of Oz (Surflight Theatre); Our Lady, Tongue of a Bird (New Repertory Theatre); Catapult on America’s Got Talent (Broadcast); Tony Trishka’s The Banjo Project (USM Portland, Tour); Reflections of a Rock Lobster (BCT, World Premiere); Owen Wingrave, Florencia en el Amazonas (BU Opera Institute); Our Girl In Trenton (BU New Play Initiative).
Scenic design credits include Shape of the Table, Pentecost, and The Prisoner's Dilemma for Burning Coal Theatre and The Cockpit Theatre (London); Krapp's Last Tape and The Dumb Waiter (Boston Center for American Performance); Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You (Film Theatrical Recreations, PBS).
Matthew is the co-founder and Managing Director of BeSide Digital, a Brooklyn-based experiential design studio that creates narrative-driven, digital activations and installations in collaboration with brands, artists, and cultural institutions. He has served as a designer and technical consultant for dozens of live performance and installation projects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia for brands such as Cadillac, Armani, Samsung, Visa, American Express, Tiffany & Co, GQ, The City of New York, Refinery29, Juicy Couture, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and worked with preeminent artists such as Dave Chappelle. BeSide's work can also be seen in the immersive video elements, innovative holographic projections, and interactive show control system featured in the touring Walking Dead Experience and in the recently launched Skeleton Key chain of escape rooms.
Matthew was the associate projection designer for Buyer & Cellar (Off-Broadway, National Tour) and has served as associate, assistant, or system designer for productions at Radio City Music Hall, Cincinnati Playhouse, Barrow Street Theatre, Chicago Broadway Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Huntington Theatre, Center Stage, Signature Theatre (NYC), Mannes Opera, Two River Theatre, HERE Arts Center, and Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Matthew is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, has a BFA in theatre design from Boston University, and has served as a lecturer in the theatre design program at the Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. In his fleeting spare time he flies airplanes.