He founded the theatre company New Slang Productions in 2010. In early 2012, his debut production Silver Shores was staged at the Tristan Bates Theatre and a few years after that in 2015 his sophomore effort Changing State was staged at the Hen & Chickens Theatre. Tian wrote and directed both plays. The thread running through Tian's work is social concerns and communities. Along with Race Today is currently writing a solo piece that the company plans to develop in 2019.
As well as being an arts and outreach producer, he is also a playwright, theatre director and facilitator. He has worked for Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning as a Creative Producer and as Interim Community Engagement Manager. Most recently he was Director of 5 star reviewed play Enough at the Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Associate Producer for Fertility Fest 2018 and Engagement Producer for Le Gateau Chocolat’s Tour 2016-18.