Joachim Matschoss was born in Germany and now lives in Melbourne. He is a playwright, poet and Theatre-maker. Joachim is the Artistic Director of BYTE. The company presents diverse pieces of theatre all across Melbourne/ Australia and internationally.
Joachim has created theatre in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland and China. His poetry is published in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Joachim is fascinated by creating work from scratch, starting with a thought, image, or a piece of music. It is inevitable that a piece of theatre will grow, will happen. There is always a story to tell, to listen to. Joachim is less interested in seeing a piece of theatre grow like a flower, but more so like a weed, something raw, something with cracks, and something that is challenging both the performer and the audience member. Most recently Joachim has worked with street kids and underprivileged youth in Jakarta/Indonesia. He was involved in a performance project dealing with Human Rights and a project about racial harmony in Germany. Joachim wrote and directed over 40 productions for BYTE and enjoys the collaboration with other artists.
Joachim published a travel journal in Australia, Away with me and a novel in the USA, Dead River Oaks. A book about theatre and travel, Rain Overnight was published in India.