I’m Matt: my pronouns are they/she/he and I'm a
non-binary musical theatre creative, video designer and queer practitioner.
With over eight years of freelance experience, I work in a variety of creative roles to create theatrical experiences through live theatre performances, digital experiences, community projects and youth productions.
Musical Theatre Creative
Through multiple creative roles (director, producer, development), I have crafted a variety of productions across classics and new musicals in professional, student, community and youth theatre settings. I also work frequently as an educator in BA/MA classes & youth theatre groups in acting through song & creating musical theatre.
My producing practice has artist development at its core, fuelled by a passion on amplifying ideas, exploring avenues with artists and platforming queer voices. Through my work, I've created opportunities for hundreds of writers, creatives and performers.
Through my digital & video design practice, I am interested in how we can use projection and digital visual languages to enhance storytelling and build new worlds. My designs are contemporary, blending photo-realism, 2D animation, live camera and digital architectures to create "artfully designed" (The Stage) and reality defying concepts.
I have designed engaging overlays for live performances, edited full length digital performances & bespoke projects & designed projected sets & visuals for various shows.
Celebrating queerness is at the heart of everything I am and do. Theatre & queer artistic communities helped me understand who I am, This has bore a passion and commitment to developing LGBTQ work. I have directed and produced a majority queer portfolio of productions and projects & frequently support queer writers and artists.
I am a part time Practice Based PhD student at the University of Wolverhampton, exploring representation and the practice of telling queer stories. I often write about queer representation and my work as a queer musical developer on Medium.
My artistic mission is:
Provide a passion, excitement and energy for creating unforgettable theatre
Question and explore the future of musical theatre, experimenting with sound, style and stories
Support & amplify LGBTQ+ voices & artists
Innovate and explore how video design can interact and enhance theatrical performance
Developing bespoke programmes and seasons of work that dare to take bold creative risks
If you're interested in collaborating, click here to get in touch!
FLIGHT - June 2022
Video Design - Royal College of Music
SAD-VENTS - June 2022
Video Design - White Bear Theatre
Video Design - Turbine Theatre
HOW A CITY CAN SAVE THE WORLD - August 2022
Video Design - Sheffield Theatres
A Euphoric Nostalgia from Heartstopper