Composer, Director, Sound Designer
MATTHEW XIA (Director) is the Artistic Director of ATC (Actors Touring Company). He was previously Associate Artistic Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Director in Residence at The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Associate Director at Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Directing credits include: BLOOD KNOT (Orange Tree Theatre); EDEN (Hampstead Theatre); ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI (Nottingham Playhouse); (SLEEPING BEAUTY (Theatre Royal Stratford East); FRANKENSTEIN (Royal Exchange Theatre); SHEBEEN (Nottingham Playhouse & Theatre Royal Stratford East), DUBLIN CAROL (Sherman Theatre); BLUE/ORANGE, THE SOUND OF YELLOW and SIZWE BANZI IS DEAD (Young Vic & Eclipse); WISH LIST (Royal Exchange Theatre and Royal Court); SUCKERPUNCH BOOM SUITE (The Barbican & NitroBEAT); MIGRATION MUSIC and SCRAPPERS (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); CINDERELLA, THE BLACKS and I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING AND THEN I SAW THE SKY (Co-Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East & The Barbican); MAD BLUD and ALADDIN (Associate Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East); SOUNDBITES: RUTH THE DIVORCEE AND BARRY THE LOVE-SICK BEE (Lyric Theatre Studio & Bestival); SOUNDBITES: ABANDONMENT (Rich Mix); WILD CHILD (Royal Court Rough Cut)
Composing/Sound Design credits include: PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY (DJ); THE PEOPLE ARE SINGING (Royal Exchange); FREE RUN (Underbelly); THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT (TimeWontWait); PASS THE BATON and BOLERO REMIXED (New London Orchestra); DA BOYZ, FAMILY MAN, THE SNOW QUEEN, HANSEL & GRETEL, MEDEA, and SQUID (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Matthew is a founding member of Act for Change.