AMA Conference 2020

Matt Fenton



Matt Fenton is Artistic Director & Chief Executive at Contact in Manchester, the leading UK theatre to place young people at the heart of everything. As a theatre director, Matt worked most recently with KunstZ (Belgium) and Contact Young Company on Imitation Games; on the current Contact show Climate of Fear; and with Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy) and the Ligeti Quartet on the chamber opera In May. Recent Contact shows and co-productions include No Guts No Heart No Glory by CommonWealth, RITES by Yusra Warsama (with National Theatre Scotland), Big Girl’s Blouse by Kate O’Donnell, Not In My Honour by Aisha Zia, Under the Covers (Contact Young Co. and Stacy Makishi), Get A Round by Eggs Collective, and I Told My Mum I Was Going on An RE Trip (with 20 Stories High, and for BBC2).

Photograph by Jonathan Bean Photography