Matt Stewart joined Constable Care Foundation in 2019 as one of Australia’s leading practitioners of Forum Theatre. He has decades of experience as a professional theatre practitioner, manager, trainer, and facilitator. He was co-founder and General Manager of Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Darlo Drama acting school from 1992 until 2004. He was also a founding member and regular performer of Milk Crate Theatre for the homeless, where he fulfilled the role of the facilitator/joker over several years. He has successfully adapted the forum style of theatre for Access Week, youth at risk in Western Sydney, YWCA Canberra, Hornsby Council and Mind Blank Inc, where he worked as head writer, director, trainer and facilitator. He has toured Australia with Mind Blank Inc using forum theatre to raise awareness of Mental Health issues in youth and suicide prevention.
As the Arts & Education Manager, Matt oversees Program Manager of Youth Choices, Matt primarily runs the intensive program enabling school students to perform their own forum theatre shows with topics of their choosing, encouraging them to engage in meaningful discussions and guiding them through the forum theatre process. He loves working with the Foundation, as he feels that he is really making a difference in the lives of young people in WA, with an organisation that genuinely cares about its staff and clients.