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Matthew Paul Olmos

directed by Rachel Chavkin

The final installment in a three-play cycle exploring the U.S./México drug wars. While the first play was inspired by the "Bravest Woman in México," the second looked into the ridiculous machismo of narco culture as portrayed by women. This third play examines the United States' involvement in the drug wars; from the selling of arms, to the buying of product, to the laundering of cartel money, to the dark, enigmatic cloud of information that is painted over by the American nationalism machine.

This working session is closed to the public.

The New Playwright Welcome kicks off 2014-2015 season by celebrating the newest members of our resident playwright company: Eric Dufault, Matthew Freeman, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Basil Kreimendahl, Matthew Paul Olmos,

June 27, 2014

New Dramatists Announces New Members of the Playwright Company

New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights is proud to announce the addition of eight writers to New Dramatists’ company. This talented group of theatre artists was selected by a seven-person committee of New Dramatists playwrights, alumni, and outside theatre professionals from 504 applicants after undergoing a highly competitive, nine-month evaluation process. The playwrights are: Eric Dufault, Matthew Freeman, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Basil Kreimendahl, Matthew Paul Olmos, christopher oscar peña, Lynn Rosen, and A. Zell Williams. They will be in-residence through 2021. New Dramatists will kick off their seven-year residencies with an evening of readings and celebration on Monday, September 8, 2014.   Read More

May 2, 2013

Fellows Feature: Matthew Paul Olmos

In this six-minute segment, Rogelio Martinez, New Dramatists alumnus, and former Princess Grace Award winner, and Matthew Paul Olmos, winner of the 2012 Princess Grace Award in Playwriting, discuss Matthew's award-winning play, "so go the ghosts of mexico", part one of a trilogy, writing process, influences and where they stand on the question, is theatre dead?  Read More

so go the ghosts of mexico, part two by Matthew Paul Olmos, 2012-2013 Princess Grace Fellow; directed by Lee Sunday Evans

The second play in a 3-play cycle about the U.S./Mexico drug wars, which focuses on the cartels, as played by a cast of women. Developed, in part, by New York Theatre Workshop's Emerging Artist Fellowship.

Open reading – please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

The final play in a cycle about the U.S./Mexico drug wars which focuses on the U.S. involvement. Directed by Rachel Chavkin.


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