Matt's Plays 

Troubled movie star Tom Speck disrupts the lives and loves of a small town when he seeks help at the local AA meeting.  A 4-character comedy about anonymity, celebrity, and making the perfect salad. 

 

2w, 2m

Jerry and Chuck are 60 and still cling to their dreams of success as voice-over pitchmen... and the promise of hot young women.  This doesn’t sit so well with Chuck’s wife, Mary, who may or may not have a terminal illness.  A mean little romantic comedy about older folks with the hearts of teenagers, who can’t resist chasing… the glint.

 

2w, 2m

2015 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference semifinalist!

Patricia is 40, outspoken and developmentally disabled. When her wealthy parents pass away without leaving anything for her ongoing care, her estranged brother Chip moves her into a Medicaid residence. She does not go gently into that group home. A comedy for anyone who loves an impossible sibling.
 

3w, 3m

Published by Samuel French!

A wonderful alternative for theatres tired of mounting the traditional seasonal play, this naughty & nice evening of short holiday comedies humorously comments on family, the nativity, Xmas cards, and the sex lives of elves. Included: Going Home, The Christmas Witch, Xmas Cards, Nativity... and the Samuel French Festival award-winning play The Student!

2w, 2m or many more!

Includes 2 Heideman Award Finalists!

In these seven short plays, the standard suburban universe is turned topsy-turvy.  As interconnected characters go about their daily lives – tucking in their kids at bedtime, dealing with infidelity, making time for the gym – the unexpected is always just around the corner.  Sometimes it’s the boogeyman, or an alien invasion, or just the surprise of a true human connection.  Includes: The Collectors, Beddy-Bye, Indian Guys, Health & Fitness, Honey, The Well of Souls and The Unknown.

 

4m, 2w

Winner: FringeNYC Best Playwriting Award!

12 New Yorkers - and 1 Red State Mom - collide in 7 linked tales set in NYC’s post-9/11 transit system.

 

6m, 4w

Nominated: Drama Desk Award for Best New Musical!

This off-Broadway phenomenon was conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, collaboratively written by 28 playwrights, composers, and lyricists and starred 46 actor/singers.  The Audience tells the story of one particular audience watching a doomed Broadway musical on a Friday night.

 

46 actors!

Quick and funny!

A handful of ten-minute comedies that'll snap, crackle and pop in any evening of shorts (or acting class)!

 

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