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    Matthew Olmos


    Matthew Paul Olmos is orginally from Los Angeles. He is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient, 2019 Humana Festival of New Plays Commissioned Playwright, New Dramatists Resident Playwright, Center Theatre Group LA Writers Workshop member, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brown Swan Lab Writer, Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting, National Latino Playwright Awardee, Cherry Lane Mentor Project Playwright as chosen by Taylor Mac, and La MaMa e.t.c.'s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Awardee as selected by Sam Shepard.
    He spent two years as a Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist being mentored by the Ruth Maleczech and is a former New York Theatre Workshop's Emerging Artist Fellow, Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Resident Artist, INTAR H.P.R.L Playwright, Rising Circle Collective Playwright, he is also an Echo Theater Company Resident Playwright, an Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member, and a proud Kilroy's nominator.
    His work is presented both nationally and internationally, taught in university, and is published by Samuel French and NoPassport Press.


    Degrees Held

    B.A. Theater; emphasis Playwriting - University of California at Santa Barbara
    M.F.A. Playwriting - New School for Drama

    Professional Affiliation

    Dramatists Guild
    Ensemble Studio Theatre
    The Lark
    New Dramatists
    Sundance Institute Theater Program

    Recent Publications

    so go the ghosts of mexico - Samuel French
    i put  the fear of mexico in'em - Samuel French / NoPassport Press
    The Nature of Captvity - Samuel French

    Performances and Appearances

    the living'life of the daughter mira - Milagro Theatre, Portland, OR - spring 2020

    Awards And Honors

    Sundance Institute: Time Warner Stoyrtelling Fellowship, UCROSS Residency, Theater Lab Fellow
    Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival - Commissioned Playwright
    Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab Playwright
    Center Theatre Group LA Writers Workshop Playwright
    New Dramatists Resident Playwright
    La MaMa Emerging Playwright Award, selected by Sam Shepard
    Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting
    Cherry Lane Mentor Project, selected by Taylor Mac
    BBC's Top Prize of the Americas awardee
    National Latino Playwright Awardee
    Two-time Mabou Mines/Suite Artist in Residence, mentored by Ruth Maleczech
    New York Theatre Workshop Fellow
    Ensemble Studio Theatre Lifetime Member

    Current Courses

    Intermediate Writing 2 (Spring 2021)

    Playwriting 1.2 (Spring 2020)

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