Ryan, Matthew

Matthew’s theatre writing credits include: So You Die a Little co-written with Tony Brockman (Pandemonium Theatre, 1998 and shortlisted for Queensland Theatre Company’s 1999 George Landen Dann Award), The Dance of Jeremiah (Australian Theatre for Young People, 2000 and La Boite Theatre Company, 2005 and winner of Queensland Theatre Company’s 2000 George Landen Dann Award), Julia Rose (Queensland Theatre Company’s “The Works”, 2003 and shortlisted for the Sydney Theatre Company’s 2005 Patrick White Playwrighting Award), Summer Wonderland (La Boite Theatre Company, 2007 and currently in development as a feature film with New Holland Pictures).

Summer Wonderland and The Dance of Jeremiah were published by PlayLab Press in 2007. Matthew served as co-creator and writer of Attack of the Attacking Attackers! (La Boite Theatre Company, 2008 and winner of 2009 Matilda Award for Best New Australian Work). Matthew has written several plays for young people for Backbone Youth Arts, including Lost Property Rules, The Tree House, Rules of Thumb and The Wall. Matthew is a workshop facilitator for Backbone Youth Arts and a co-founder of The Escapists. He is represented by Kubler Auckland Management.

For more information and to view the plays of this playwright, check out the playwright listings at australianplays.org.