MATTHEW RYAN’S work includes: Brisbane (Queensland Theatre Company 2015), Kelly (Queensland Theatre Company National Australian Tour 2015/Queensland Theatre Company 2012), Packed co-written with Lucas Stibbard (The Escapists/Hothouse Theatre 2014), The Harbinger co-written with David Morton (Critical Stages National Australian Tour 2014/Dead Puppet Society/La Boite Theatre Company 2012), boy girl wall co-written with Lucas Stibbard (The Escapists/Melbourne Theatre Company 2012/Critical Stages Australian National Tour 2012/La Boite Theatre Company 2011/Hothouse Theatre 2011/Adelaide Fringe 2010/Metro Arts 2010/2009), French Twist (Queensland Theatre Company 2011 as ‘Sacre Bleu’), Attack Of The Attacking Attackers! (La Boite Theatre Company 2008), Summer Wonderland (La Boite Theatre Company 2007), Chasing The Whale (La Boite Theatre Company 2005/ATYP 2000 as ‘The Dance of Jeremiah’) and So You Die A Little co-written with Tony Brockman (Pandemonium Theatre 1998).
Matthew has developed a series of works for young performers through Backbone Youth Arts called Plays From The Top Of The Stairs.
Matthew received the Queensland Theatre Company’s George Landen Dann Award for Chasing The Whale (as ‘The Dance of Jeremiah’) in 2000, the Matilda Award for Best New Australian Work for Attack Of The Attacking Attackers! in 2008 and the Matilda Award for Best Independent Production in 2011 for boy girl wall.
Matthew is a co-founder of the award winning theatre-making group The Escapists.