Mia Theil Have is the founder and Artistic Director of Riotous Company. As a director Mia received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award together with the 'We Are Shadows' team in 2011, and was selected for Teatertreffen, Berlin 2009 as well as The Operating Table, Royal Opera House 2009. Theatre/opera direction includes: 'Penelope X' (National Opera and Ballet of Macedonia), 'Sarha' (Guimaraes 2012 European Capital of Culture and The Freedom Theatre Palestine), 'Bodas de Sangre' (Havana International Theatre Festival, Cuba), 'Carnival over the Rainbow', 'Feast Kakhulu' (Hilton Arts Festival in South Africa), 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' (Aarohan Theatre, Kathmandu and 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival, Delhi), 'We are Shadows' (Spitalfields Music Festival, RPS Award, 5* The Times), 'White Suit' (GDIF 2012 Greenwich Festival), 'The Third Man' (Secret Cinema, Farmiloe Building). In London Mia has collaborated with Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett (Dalston Songs, Royal Opera House, 'War Correspondents', National Theatre Studio), Walter Meierjohann (associate director on 'Kafka's Monkey', Young Vic and international tour 2009-15, AD on 'The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui', Liverpool Playhouse, movement director on 'Romeo & Juliet', HOME Manchester), and as an associate director to Kathryn Hunter on Told by an Idiot's acclaimed 'My Perfect Mind'.
Mia formed part of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) and the core ensemble at Odin Teatret in Denmark acting in four of Eugenio Barba's main performances including Ophelia in 'Ur-Hamlet' at Elsinore Castle in 2006.