Matthew Paul Olmos
Fellow2012 -- 2013
Matthew Paul Olmos was awarded the 2012 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting; he was also selected for the 2013 Sundance Institute Playwright Retreat at UCROSS and was recently named, by Sam Shepard, as the inaugural recipient of the La MaMa e.t.c.'s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award. He is a 2012-13 New York Theatre Workshop Fellow, 2011-12 terraNOVA Groundbreaker Playwright, and 2011-12 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Resident Artist. Was a Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellow, and a two-time Resident Artist at Mabou Mines/Suite and BBC International Playwriting Top Prize of the Americas awardee with his play the nature of captivity; he is also an Ensemble Studio Theatre lifetime member. He world-premiered i put the fear of méxico in’em at Teatro Vista in Chicago in November 2012, and part one of his 3-play cycle so go the ghosts of méxico will world premiere at La MaMa e.t.c. in April 2013. For more information: www.matthewpaulolmos.com.
A staged reading of a new work-in-progress, presented as part of Primary Stages' Fresh Ink Series
April 26th at 3pm
at 59E59 Theaters
directed by Luke Harlan
featuring Michael Billingsley, Philip Callen, Jessica Dickey, Holly Lynn Ellis, Ryan King.
A work-in-progress workshop presentation
April 24 at 11am
presented by New York Theatre Workshop, as part of NYTW's Emerging Artists Fellowship
directed by Rachel Chavkin
featuring Tina Benko, Reyna de Courcy, Marianna McClellan Maria McConville, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago
No RSVP necessary. @ La MaMa's studio on 47 Great Jones (bet. Bowery & Lafayette), 5th Floor.
(note: presentation runs about an hour)
La MaMa e.t.c presents...
so go the ghosts of méxico, part one
written by matthew paul olmos / directed by meiyin wang
april 11 - 28
I PUT THE FEAR OF MEXICO IN 'EM has been published by No Passport Press, for more information: http://www.lulu.com/shop/matthew-paul-olmos/i-put-the-fear-of-m%C3%A9xico-inem/paperback/product-20513637.html.
Matthew Paul Olmos has been selected by the Sundance Institute as one of seven artists for its 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation in February; other artists invited are Radha Blank, Fernanda Coppel, Joy Harjo, Michael John LaChiusa, Justin Levine, Stephen Wadsworth. For more information: http://www.sundance.orgstitute-playwrights-retreat-at-u/.
Matthew Paul Olmos will workshop and have public readings of his play SO GO THE GHOSTS OF MÉXICO at Duke University the first week of November. It is being directed by Jonathan Cullen and features Flor De Liz Perez. The week long process will also include a panel event on the topic of the U.S./Mexico border and the drug wars.
Matthew Paul Olmos’ I PUT THE FEAR OF MÉXICO IN’EM is receiving its world premiere at Theatre with a View (Teatro Vista) in Chicago from November 4 – December 9 at Chicago Dramatists; directed by newly appointed Artistic Director Ricardo Gutierrez. For more information: teatrovista.org.