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. 

Video Designer

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. 

Queer Practice

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

 

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Upcoming

FLIGHT - June 2022

Video Design - Royal College of Music

SAD-VENTS - June 2022

Video Design - White Bear Theatre

A-TYPICAL RAINBOW - July 2022

Video Design - Turbine Theatre

HOW A CITY CAN SAVE THE WORLD - August 2022

Video Design - Sheffield Theatres

Writing

My Youth is Yours

A Euphoric Nostalgia from Heartstopper

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Video & Digital Design

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Musical Theatre Creative

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Queer Practice