Matthew A. Everett

Last updated

January 8, 2018
 

Biography

MATTHEW A. EVERETT is the recipient of a Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for the Theater (“Heaven and Home”), and a three-time recipient of support from the Minnesota State Arts Board – 2007 (for “Love’s Prick”), 2002 (for “The Hopes and Fears of All The Years”), and 1999 (for “Leave [or, The Surface of the World]”).  He recently served as Playwright-In-Residence at Workhouse Theatre Company and moderator of their Greenhouse Project monthly new play reading series (2012-2016).  Excerpts of his work are also published in “105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance,” “We Just Clicked,” “The Playwrights’ Center’s Monologues for Men,” and in three volumes of the “Audition Arsenal” series.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a compulsive blogger about the Minnesota Fringe Festival in particular, and theater in the Twin Cities in general (swfringegeek.blogspot.com).  He holds an MFA in stage management from the Yale School of Drama.  Sample scenes, monologues, and further information on Matthew and his work can be found on his website - matthewaeverett.com and newplayexchange.org/users/5558/matthew-everett.

Résumé

EXPERIENCE (partial)

(Minneapolis based unless otherwise noted)

March 2017 - Monologue Madness - Little Lifeboats

February 2017 - Create A Play On The Bus - part of Art Shanty Project's Vehicle of Expression (Valerie Borey) - curated, writing alongside Charles Campbell, Hector Chavarria, Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney

October 2016 - (reading) TV Boyfriend - Little Lifeboats - Audience Favorite winner from July 2016 T.E.A.S.E. (The Easy Access Script Experience)

March 2016 - Discreet, Straight-Acting, Disease/Drug-Free - part of Freshwater Theater's "We Just Clicked" festival of short plays about online dating

December 2015 - Mistletoe #1, 2, 3, and 4; Pitching Christmas #1, 2 and 3 - part of Little Lifeboats' holiday show "I Never Eat December Snowflakes"

June 2015 - Suicide, and Lives Matter - part of the 3rd annual Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festival (co-production of Walking Shadow, The Southern, and The One-Minute Play Festival)

June 2014 - Love Bot - part of Gadfly Theater's Final Frontier sci fi short play festival

January 2014 - Graduation, and Just Married - part of the 2nd annual Minneapolis One-Minute Play Festival (co-production of Walking Shadow, Mixed Blood, and The One-Minute Play Festival)

August 2013 - How To Date A Werewolf - part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival

October 2012 - But Not For Love - Workhouse Theatre Company

October 2011 - Medea and Jason: Rubicon Waltz - The Flowershop Project

March 2011 - Two Left Feet - part of Commedia Beauregard's Masterworks: The Museum of Bad Art Plays (Chicago, IL)

February 2011 - Leave - Urban Samurai Productions

January to March 2011 - But Not For Love - Renegade Theater and Film Company (Los Angeles, CA)

February/March 2010 - Lonesome, Wild and Blue - part of Thirst Theater at Joe's Garage

COMMISSIONS (partial)

2011-2013 - Project 515, Minnesota - Touring show about the fight for marriage equality

2009 - Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA - Medea and Jason: Rubicon Waltz

2008 - University of Minnesota, Morris - Leave

2006 - Allegheny College, Meadville, PA - But Not For Love

2002 - California State University, Fullerton, CA - The Hopes and Fears of All The Years

2001 - Allegheny College, Meadville, PA - Studpuppy

PUBLICATION (partial)

2017 - 105 Five Minute Plays for Study and Performance (Smith Kraus Publishing)

2016 - We Just Clicked (Freshwater Theater publication)

2005 - Audition Arsenal - 101 Monologues by Type, 2 Minutes and Under - Women in their 20s, Women in their 30s, Men in their 20s (Smith Kraus Publishing)

2005 - The Playwrights' Center's Monologues for Men (Greenwood-Hienemann Publishing)

OTHER (partial)

Member of Dramatists Guild - 2004-present

Blogger about the Minnesota Fringe Festival/Twin Cities theater reviewer in general - 2003-present - swfringegeek.blogspot.com

EDUCATION

MFA, Yale School of Drama, 1991

BS, Theater and Radio/TV/Film, double major, Indiana State University, 1987

AWARDS and HONORS (partial)

#1 on Top 10 Theater List for 2011 - Lavender Magazine - Leave

#5 on Top 10 Theater List for 2011 - Twin Cities Daily Planet - Leave

2007 MN State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant ($6,000) (to workshop "Love's Prick")

2002 MN State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant ($1,500) (to workshop "The Hopes and Fears of All The Years")

1999 MN State Arts Board Fellowship ($8,000) (to workshop "Leave [The Surface of the World]")

1998 Drama-Logue Award, Outstanding Achievement in Writing for the Theater ("Heaven and Home")

1998 Nominee, Best Theatrical Production - GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) ("Heaven and Home")

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