Matthew Paul Olmos

Resident Playwright

2014 -- 2021

Matthew Paul Olmos is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient, 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.

He spent two years as a Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist being mentored by Ruth Maleczech and is a former New York Theatre Workshop's Emerging Artist Fellow, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Playwright, Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Resident Artist, 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 is a regular essayist to The Brooklyn Rail's In Dialogue series, where he has published work on Christopher Chen, Carla Ching, Kristoffer Diaz, Young Jean Lee, Taylor Mac, Ruth Maleczech, Dominique Morisseau, Tommy Smith, Saviana Stanescu, Lloyd Suh, Martin Zimmerman. He has been a National Endowment for the Arts New Play Development reader, a New York Innovative Awards judge, and on the selection committees for The Lark and is a proud three-time Kilroys nominator.

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 is currently working on three girls never learnt the way home, about school integration, which was recently developed through OSF's Black Swan Lab; also a devised piece tentatively titled American Nationalism Project, which was recently developed through New York Theatre Workshop’s Adelphi Residency. He is also working on the second play in his Presidental Plays, which involves E. Howard Hunt and his wife Dorothy’s involvement in the Watergate scandal.www.matthewpaulolmos.com.

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  • PlayTime

    PlayTime

    Launched in 2002, the PlayTime Developmental Studio provides five New Dramatists writers with a two-week writers' retreat, right in the heart of New York City. PlayTime is a laboratory designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive resident company of actors, directors, stage managers, staff, and fellow playwrights.

  • Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    Princess Grace Award Fellowship

    The Princess Grace Award in Playwriting was created by the Princess Grace Foundation-USA in 1994 to seek out and support exceptional, emerging American playwrights. The Award provides the winning writer with a year-long residency at New Dramatists, a $7,500 stipend, and a publication opportunity with Samuel French.

  • Writers' Executive Committee

    Writers' Executive Committee

    The Writers' Executive Committee is a voluntary grouping of resident playwrights who meet throughout the year to discuss and make decisions concerning the work of New Dramatists and to help guide the organization.

Playwright Buzz

June 30, 2015

National Latino Playwriting Award given to Matthew Paul Olmos

Matthew Paul Olmos' the living'life of the daughter mira has been named the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award (NLPA), and the recipient of the $1000 prize. 2015 marks the 20th year of the competition.

The National Latino Playwriting Award was established by Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein and Playwright-in-Residence Elaine Romero to create a greater awareness of the work being done by Latino and Latina playwrights across the nation.

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