Matthew O. O'Donnell, an accomplished video, film and music lighting designer, whose Colony credits include The Clearing, The Living, Our Country's Good, for which he received a Theatre LA Ovation Award nomination , Morning's at Seven, Generations, and the 1985 production of The Diviners, for which he received Drama-Logue and L.A. Weekly awards, and the Los Angeles premiere of Strange Snow for The Colony at the Odyssey Theatre.
Other Los Angeles theatre credits include the thirty year revival of Arthur Miller’s The Man Who Had All the Luck for the Antaeus Theatre Company at the Ivy Substation, which was featured in Time magazine, and Texarkana Waltz for Circle-X, for which he received a Garland Award.
From 1984-1999 Matthew was Guest Artist at Ohlone College in Mission San Jose, California, where he has designed lighting for numerous productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Romeo and Juliet, and the Gala Opening of The Gary Soren Smith Center of the Performing Arts, featuring Tom Hanks. In Japan, Matthew designed the popular GRP Superlive video program.
His many music credits include touring with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Isaac Hayes, and The Rippingtons, as well as designing music videos for numerous artists and a style documentary for Carlos Santana.
Matthew keeps busy running
his lighting design company, The Point Source, whose recent clients have
included Beverly Hills on Ice for NBC, The Miss China Town Beauty Pageant,
Daewoo Motors America, and Sebastian Hair Care Products.