headshot Krystin Matsumoto is in her final year at the Yale School of Drama working towards a M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production. Before coming to Yale, Krystin freelanced in the Boston area, but primarily worked at American Repertory Theater as a draftsperson, technical designer, and scenic carpenter. She also worked in Seattle focusing more on production management and stage management during her time there. Most noteably, Krystin completed Seattle Repertory Theatre's Professional Arts Training internship in Production Management for the Rep's 2009-2010 season.

A native Californian, Krystin Matsumoto grew up in Los Angeles and attended school at UC Berkeley where she received a B.S. in Conservation and Resource Studies with a focus in Environmental Policy and Cultural History, and a minor in Music. Before fully jumping into theatre, Krystin worked at the Center for Environmental Health as a Research Assistant enforcing California's Proposition 65. While in undergrad, she also was a member of a choral singing group and held several arts administrative roles

The ability to create something from nothing, to create a brand new world on stage, the challenges of a new technical design or creating a functional labor schedule, and the development of strong relationships with her associates are all aspects that have kept Krystin working in theatre. To her, theatre is about working as a team to overcome design challenges to create a full, cohesive, and unifying production. She pushed herself through high levels of work and training to get to where she is now, which is reflected in her CV and portfolio.