Matthew is an actor and writer who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for the past 15 years. Matt’s first play Twelve was workshopped at the National Playwrights Conference in Perth, 2006. His second was Silver, directed by Ben Winspear for Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre in which he also performed solo. In 2010 two further plays premiered in Adelaide; Fugitive (Windmill) and Harbinger (Brink Productions) beginning what has become an ongoing creative bond with the city and its audiences. In the same year, Matt was the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award recipient sparking the development of the play Old Man which premiered Downstairs in Belvoir’s 2012 Season. Matt’s collaboration with Windmill has resulted in four plays with Girl Asleep being the most recent. Its predecessors are the Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award winning School Dance and Trilogy stable mate Fugitive. All three of these plays were concurrently performed at the most recent Adelaide Festival (2014). Matt’s two-hander Cinderella garnered outstanding reviews at the close of 2014 in Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre and his most recent play Seventeen will premiere in the Upstairs Theatre in 2015. The feature film adaptation of his play Girl Asleep (supported by The Hive Production Fund) is currently in post production in South Australia. Matt was among the seven Sidney Myer Creative Fellows chosen in 2012.