Matthew Whittet

Matthew Whittet

Matthew Whittet is an actor and writer who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television for the past 15 years. Matt’s first play Twelve was workshopped at the National Playwrights Conference in Perth, 2006. His second was Silver, directed by Ben Winspear for Belvoir’s Downstairs Theatre in which he also performed solo. In 2010 two further plays premiered in Adelaide; Fugitive (Windmill) and Harbinger (Brink Productions) beginning what has become an ongoing creative bond with the city and its audiences. In the same year, Matt was the Philip Parsons Young Playwright’s Award recipient sparking the development of the play Old Man which premiered in Belvoir’s 2012 Season. Matt’s collaboration with Windmill has resulted in four plays with Girl Asleep being the most recent. Its predecessors are the Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards winning School Dance and Trilogy stablemate Big Bad Wolf. Matt was among the seven 2013-14 Sidney Myer Creative Fellows chosen in 2012. He is currently working on a commission for Belvoir and a screen adaptation of his play Girl Asleep instigated by the Australia Council in conjunction with the Adelaide Festival Hive Fund.