Matthew Xia (Director) is the Artistic Director at ATC (Actors Touring Company), a company dedicated to producing and touring new international and cross-cultural plays. Matthew 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 for the ATC include: Amsterdam (Plymouth Theatre Royal / The Orange Tree)
Credits for the Nottingham Playhouse include: Shebeen (Nottingham Playhouse & Theatre Royal Stratford East), One Night In Miami.
Other directing credits include: Blood Knot (The Orange Tree); Blue/Orange, The Sound of Yellow and Sizwe Banzi is Dead (Young Vic & Eclipse); Dublin Carol (Sherman Theatre); Eden (Hampstead Downstairs); Suckerpunch: Boom Suite (The Barbican & NitroBEAT); Migration Music and Scrappers (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); Frankenstein, Wish List (also Royal Court), Into the Woods and Brink (Royal Exchange Manchester); 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), and Sleeping Beauty (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 and Gretel, Medea and Squid (Theatre Royal Stratford East).
Matthew is a founding member of Act for Change and a trustee for Cardboard Citizens and Artistic Directors of the Future.