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Matthew R. Hallock

Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Theatre

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MFA in Scenic Design and technology
BA in Theatre 


Matthew R. Hallock is Charles T. Hazelrigg Professor of Theatre at Centre College where he has taught since 1997. He was named a Centre Scholar in 2013. He is actively involved in the College’s three major productions each year, serving (variously) as scenic, costume, and lighting designer as well as teaching portions of the dramatic arts curriculum. All productions are mounted in the College’s Norton Center for the Arts, a major performance venue. 

Hallock has extensive experience in theater design, working professionally in the field in Milwaukee, Chicago, and Kansas City as well as numerous stock locations across the country. Some of the companies he has worked for are the Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater (Milwaukee), and The Missouri Repertory Theatre. Locally, his designs have been seen at the Actors Guild of Lexington (for which he has received three audience appreciation awards), Lexington Children’s Theatre, and the Lexington Shakespeare Festival. 

Hallock holds a B.S. in theater arts from the State University of New York at New Paltz and received his M.F.A. in scenic design and technology from Western Illinois University. 


  • Scenic and Costume Design
  • Lighting
  • Audio and Projection Design
  • Introduction to Theatre Technology and Design
  • The Musicals of Sondheim
  • History of Theatre in NYC.

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