Mat Diafos Sweeney

Mat is a director, composer, and performance maker and has been creating new work under the four larks moniker since 2008, alongside an expanding international collective of collaborative performers and designers.

His work has been repeatedly recognized and awarded by the Ovation Awards, LA Stage Alliance, Stage Raw, LA Weekly, TimeOut, and the Melbourne Greenroom Awards, and supported and commissioned by New Music USA, the Australia Council for the Arts, the City of Melbourne, the Getty Foundation and the Besen Foundation. Find information about his previous projects here, and a video & audio portfolio here. Currently he is working as a director and designer on an ongoing experiential music series with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. His next major work for Four Larks (as writer / composer / director) will be Frankenstein at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in February 2020. Mat is based in Los Angeles and is a graduate of UCLA.

He is the recipient of Center Theatre Groups's Sherwood Award for 2020.