Matt Scholten

Matt Scholten is a Director, Producer, Writer, Lecturer & Acting Coach based in South East Queensland, Australia.

Matt has worked in mainstage, touring, education and independent theatre settings and in regional and metropolitan locations around Australia. Since 2006 Matt has been the Artistic Director & Creative Producer for award-winning, prolific independent theatre company If Theatre.

Matt graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2006 with a postgraduate degree with First Class Honours in Directing. He also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne.

Matt’s directing work has been presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, Belvoir Street Theatre, La Mama Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, JUTE Theatre Company, Tasmanian Theatre Company, Regional Arts Victoria, Theatreworks, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Southern Queensland, Union House TheatrePlatform Youth Theatre, Big West Festival, Hoy Polloy TheatreThe Act-o-Matic 3000 and The Dog Theatre.

If Theatre has co-produced and partnered with a range of organisations including Chapel off Chapel, La Mama Theatre, Theatre Works, Big West Festival, Regional Arts Victoria, Belvoir Street Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre & Tasmanian Theatre Company.

Matt’s directorial work has won a Matilda Award for Noni Hazlehurst (Best Female Actor in a Leading Role) and the 2015 Drama Victoria Award for Best Production and has been nominated for three Green Room Awards, two Helpmann Awards, four Tasmanian Theatre Award and the Australian Performing Arts Centre Association’s Drover Awards.

He has lectured in acting & directing at the Victorian College of the Arts, GOTAFE, University of Southern Queensland, Griffith University & QUT.

Matt maintains an active freelance directing, producing, writing and lecturing practice.

He is currently writing and developing a series of creative projects across a range of storytelling mediums including theatre, film and television.