Matthew Paul Olmos

Matthew-Paul-OlmosA three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time Warner Storytelling Fellow), New Dramatists Resident Playwright, Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting, National Latino Playwright Awardee, and La MaMa e.t.c.’s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Awardee as selected by Sam Shepard. Former New York Theatre Workshop Fellow, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer, INTAR H.P.R.L Playwright, Rising Circle Collective Playwright, terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers Playwright; he is also an Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member. He spent two years as a Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist; mentored by Ruth Maleczech. His work has been seen nationally and internationally, as well taught in university; his work is published by Samuel French and No Passport Press.  He holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the New School for Drama, a B.A. in Playwriting from UC Santa Barbara. He was the co-founder and former Artistic Director of woken’glacier theatre company (two-time New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee), a member of NoPassport, a National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development reader, a New York Innovative Awards judge, selection committee member for The Lark’s Playwrights’ Week and Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship; as well a Kilroys nominator, and a regular essayist for The Brooklyn Rail and New York Theatre Review. For more information: www.matthewpaulolmos.com.