Matthew A. Everett

Last updated

February 29, 2020


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 (  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 - and


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


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


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 -


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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