Matthew Paul Olmos
A Mexican-American playwright whose work focuses on creating space for marginalized communities; aims to reach across socio’political boundaries and illuminate hope for future generations. Three-time Sundance Institute Fellows/Resident, Drama League nominee, EST Lifetime Member/Sloan Grantee, New Dramatists Resident, Playwrights Center Core Writer, inaugural Primary Stages Creative Development Grantee, two-time Venturous Fellowship nominee. Awards: Arizona Theatre Company’s National Latine, Princess Grace, Repertorio Español Nuestra Voces. Residencies/Labs: Baryshnikov Arts Center, Center Theatre Group, Geffen Playhouse, Echo Theatre, two-time INTAR H.P.R.L., Nashville Rep, New York Theatre Workshop, two-time Ojai Playwrights Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan. Spent two years at Mabou Mines/SUITE (mentored by Ruth Maleczech); selected and mentored by Sam Shepard as La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright and Taylor Mac for Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project.