As well as being a playwright and theatre director, Tian is also an arts producer, often specifically in community engagement and creative learning. He founded the theatre company New Slang Productions in 2009 and staged his first two plays Silver Shores (2012) and Changing State (2015). His work is usually based around social issues and communities.
Tian is The Sick of The Fringe's 2017 Engagement Producer and the bonafide #FringeNewbie. Alongside assisting on TSOTF events throughout the month, curating TSOTF Live Encounters and managing the Twitter account throughout August, he spent the month chatting to as many lovely Fringe artists as possible about wellbeing, access, success and self-care.