New Classics is proud to announce it’s resident set designer for this upcoming summer season!
Mr. Matheus Fialho Fiuza!
Matheus Fialho Fiuza believes in improving the human experience. His diverse upbringing inspires him to influence and change misconceptions in society. As a kid, Matheus was always troubled by how his creative mind would serve a role in society and after moving to the U.S.A. from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he discovered his calling in Theatrical Arts. His career started at the age of 14 as the set designer for the Harwich Junior Theatre. In 2012, Fiuza was considered one of Top Ten Student Designers in the USA by Rose Brand, where only 4 students designers were in undergraduate studies. Also in 2012, he was nominated for USITT’s W. Oren Parker Scene Design Award. In 2013, Matheus was awarded the Ottiano Scholarship by Rowan University’s Art Department. He has had the chance to intern under Tony Award Winning Designer Donyale Werle and help with The Explorers Club, Peter and the Stars Catchers National Tour, and The Legend of Georgia McBride and Allegiance. In 2014, Matheus’s Design for the Opera “The Happy Prince” was featured in the National Theatre Technology conference by USITT. Matheus was also one of 6 Set Designers featured in USITT’s juried exhibit; 2014 Young Designer’s and Technicians Forum. With a B.A. in Theatre Arts as well as a B.A. in Arts from Rowan University, Matheus’s most recent design credit includes The Three Penny Opera for Rowan University Department of Theatre and Dance (RUDTD) which received a Regional Scenic Award by the Kennedy Center Collegiate Theatre Festival, Sticky (World Premier) by Melanie Stewart and Da. Da. Dance at the Teatro de la Danza in Mexico City. Other recent design work include, Ego Po’s production of A Dybbuk at the Prince Musical Theatre, Rowan Opera Company with co- production with Dance Extensions Orpheus in the Underworld. Matheus enjoys his commitment with society and his role as a creative mind. He would like to thank his parents, peers and mentors for the continued support.
Check out his website: Fiuza Designs
We are over the moon about having Matheus involved with our inaugural summer season! Stay tuned for more updates as the summer continues and contact us if you want to join in on the fun!
AND REMEMBER! We still have a little over a week left for our IndieGogo Campaign! Every little bit helps and the more we get, the better a show you all receive come OPENING NIGHT!