Matt Acheson is a puppet and theater artist based in Brooklyn. He is a founder of AchesonWalsh Studios, a kinetic creation studio providing design, fabrication, direction and performance services, whose clients include Amazon Studios, Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and the Yale School of Drama. Currently AchesonWalsh Studios is designing and fabricating the monster for Loch Ness, a new musical which will open this fall in the Finger Lakes. He has had the pleasure of working with many exceptional artists including Basil Twist, Dan Hurlin, Mabou Mines, Lee Breuer, Paula Vogel, Chris Green, Metropolitan Opera, The Swedish Marionette Cottage, MTV, Lake Simons and Nami Yamamoto. Matt designed, built, and directed the marionettes for Rinna Groff’s Compulsion, directed by Oscar Eustis. He was the Puppetry Director for Warhorse, during its run at Lincoln Center Theater and for the North American tour. Most recently he was the designer and Puppet Master for the Alliance Theater's production of Candide with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.