Matt Scholten (he/him) is a Naarm (Melbourne) born and Meanjin (Brisbane) based award-winning artist who works as a director, creative producer, writer, educator and acting coach.

Matt is a graduate of the University of Melbourne (Bachelor of Education) and the Victorian College of the Arts (Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Art-Direction).

He is the Artistic Director & Creative Producer of prolific independent company If Theatre whose work has been seen all over Australia in metropolitan and regional settings. If Theatre’s acclaimed and award-winning production of Daniel Keene’s MOTHER is currently in pre-production for a season on Broadway, produced byTony Award winning Cody Lassen & Associates.

Matt’s creative practice is centred on engaging storytelling projects both live and on screen, with a focus on work about social justice, LGBTQIA+, community and diverse and marginalised voices.

Matt is managed by Tracy LeMin at Management11 please contact her at | Follow Matt on Instagram here.

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Stream Belonging Written & Directed by Matt Scholten. Winner of Best Documentary at 2020 Melbourne Queer Film Festival the film premiered at 2020 Queer Screen at Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras where it was a nominee for the Audience Award. Q News Article

Matt Scholten and If Theatre acknowledges the Jagera and Turrbal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work, and their unique relationship with the lands, seas and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Always Was Always Will Be Aboriginal Land.

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