Matthew Groeneveld is the technical director and a master lecturer for the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts in the University of the Arts. He came to UArts from Hudson Scenic Studio in New York, where he worked as a technical designer in the Engineering department. In that role, Matthew worked on projects like the New Clock Tower at Shanghai Disney Store Plaza, Mickey and the Wondrous Book at Hong Kong Disneyland, and Fun Home Broadway. He also spent five years specializing in rigging and stage machinery design as a technical designer for the theater consulting firm Auerbach Pollock Friedlander in both San Francisco and New York City.
Matthew earned his BFA in Theater from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, and his MFA with a focus in Technical Design and Production from the Yale School of Drama in 2014. Additionally, he has an OSHA 30 card in general industry and is an ETCP Certified Rigger for theater.