Matt Ball
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What I do:
Theatre Maker
A little more about me:
Freelance theatre maker based in Pontypridd & former Creative Associate National Theatre Wales 2011-13.
From 2006-11 I was Artistic Director of Camden People's Theatre. I've worked as a director, writer, performer, dramaturg, production manager and lectured on theatre history.
Most of the work I make is devised, and have made work for theatres, sites and audio pieces - the form and location dictated by the idea.
I'm really interested in creative processes and how people make work; I'd like to see people being more open about how they make work.
Pontypridd & Sharjah
Projects I’m working on:
The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair Tour
This used to be a Zoo
Lead Creative Schools Scheme
Producers Place
and other things ...
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Cyfarwyddwr Cynorthwyol / Assistant Director - Y Ferch gyda’r Gwallt Hynod Hir/ The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair

Cyfarwyddwr Cynorthwyol – DISGRIFIAD O’R SWYDD

Yn atebol i’r Cyfarwyddwr a’r Cynhyrchydd, mae We Made This yn chwilio am Gyfarwyddwr Cynorthwyol i weithio ar sioe deithiol Y Ferch gyda’r Gwallt Hynod Hir/ The Girl with Incredibly Long Hair, sef drama uchelgeisiol ac ysgogol ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd…


Posted on November 24, 2018 at 22:58

JOB: Creative Practitioner for project in Newport School

We're looking for a creative practitioner to work on a project in Newport Primary School

Taking China as our starting point, we want to take Year 3 (8/9 year olds) pupils on a journey to a different culture. We want our explorers to know what it takes to traverse the Great Wall, take part in Tai Chi classes, be able to say a few phrases in Mandarin, learn a Beijing Opera fan dance, take part in a tea ceremony, and learn how to make and use a processional dragon.

We want to…


Posted on September 7, 2016 at 3:51

Experiments in co-writing

"Once upon a time, there was a father and son, and a mum."

I wasn’t expecting to write something that began “once upon a time” then again, I wasn’t expecting to write something at all.

I’m not a writer – but over the years I’ve co-written lots of performance text. Some exist on paper, but most exist only in the performers bodies…


Posted on June 22, 2016 at 4:00 — 1 Comment

Looking for an animator/ theatre maker/ Creative technologist or visual artist (PAID)

As part of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme I'm working with St Paul's Primary in Grangetown, Cardiff. We're currently looking to appoint a Creative Practitioner to work on a Numeracy project around time, distance & speed with a group of Year 1 & 4 students next term.

We want to be messy, fun and active. We might want to ride trikes in the playground, use the gym apparatus in the hall, or build a working plane out of Lego; learning should be through creative experiments and…


Posted on December 1, 2015 at 4:03

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At 2:32 on July 2, 2014, Chinatsu Kato said…

Hi, Matt-san!

This is Chinatsu from Underground Airport.

Thanks for adding me as a friend!

I don't know if you remember me from the lecture you did in British Council Tokyo last year, I was there and asked a couple of questions then.

I feel grateful and so thrilled that our company is going to take a part in Waleslab this summer. 

Can't wait to see you all there!

Speak to you soon:)

At 1:05 on May 22, 2013, ELICA MIWA said…

Hi, Matt.  Thank you for the info.  I came to know about it thru twitter, and that's how I found this community.  I'll definitely submit my plan, crossing fingers.

At 5:38 on April 10, 2013, Yosuke Tomita said…

Hi, Matt-san.

It was nice to see you today and thank you for introducing info about The Opportunity of Efficiency. I will check them and other info in this community, and then, I'll consider my next step.

Enjoy your stay in Japan!


At 22:41 on February 4, 2013, Danielle Fahiya said…

Hi Matt lovely to meet you last night at the Artangel Open event! Good to get talking to you regarding the Wales Lab initiative...will def be getting my application over to you soon! Did you by chance get to read the proposal/idea we left with you? Regards, Danielle

At 2:07 on January 16, 2013, Ross Leadbeater said…

Hi Matt. Hope the meeting with the assistant directors went well. I'm sorry I couldnt make it! Spk soon. 

At 0:38 on September 10, 2012, Buddug James Jones said…


At 23:12 on September 9, 2012, Jamie Wood said…

Yes got it thanks mate. And congratulations!!

At 21:07 on September 7, 2012, Wendy Hubbard said…

Morning! Me again. I think I'm being inept, but could you point me in the direction of the application materials for WalesLab? Gradually cooking up a plan.

Thankyou, Wx

At 10:08 on September 7, 2012, Wendy Hubbard said…

Hey Matt!

How nice to see you (in cyber form at least).  And yes I'm Bangor-born, Caernarfon-bred. Far from home. Currently have the immense delight of working with Gemma Brockis on the first stages of a thing about (what is known as) the English Revolution. Its v. exciting. How are you?

At 22:03 on July 19, 2012, Elise Davison said…

Hi Matt - do you know the dates for the next round of Waleslab applications? many thanks Elise


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