Matt’s career in theatre has spanned 15 years designing lighting in both Australia and the UK. During his time in London, Matt worked with student directors attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and John Stahl’s solo show Blindman. Since returning to Sydney he has designed numerous theatre productions including for Bangarra Dance Theatre: OUR Land People Stories, Blak, Belong. for Carriageworks: Lake Disappointment. for Siren Theatre Co: The Trouble with Harry. for the Australian Chamber Orchestra: Reflections on Gallipoli. for Musica Viva: Goldner String Quartet, for Bell Shakespeare: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet. for Monkey Baa: The Unknown Soldier, Diary of a Wombat. for Sydney Theatre Company: Ruby Moon. for Louise Withers and Associates: The Mousetrap, and A Murder is Announced. for Company B: The Seed. for Legs on the Wall: Symphony. for Sport for Jove: The Libertine, Othello, Antigone. for Red Line Productions: This Much is True, A View From the Bridge. for Sydney Festival: The Famous Spiegeltent (2016), The Famous Spiegeltent (2015), The Aurora Spiegeltent (2014). for the Sydney Chamber Opera: His Music Burns.
Matt currently tutors for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).