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Matthew Paul Olmos

Matthew Paul Olmos

Matthew Paul Olmos was born and raised in Los Angeles to a police officer and Labor/Delivery nurse. He is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time Warner Storytelling Fellow), New Dramatists Resident Playwright, the 2012 Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting and was recently named by Sam Shepard as the inaugural recipient of the La MaMa e.t.c.'s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award. Mr. Olmos is a 2013-14 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2012-13 New York Theatre Workshop fellow; Primary Stages Writer's Group, Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member; and has been a terraNOVA Groundbreaker Playwright, Rising Circle Playwright, INTAR Theater H.P.R.L Writer and Brooklyn Arts Exchange Resident Artist.Mr. Olmos was a two-time Resident Artist at Mabou Mines/Suite (mentored by Ruth Maleczech); awarded the “Top Prize of the Americas” by the BBC 2011 International Playwriting Competition for his play The Nature of Captivity. Awarded the Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship for his play i put the fear of mexico in’em; produced in Chicago by Teatro Vista in 2012;  it was also on the syllabus at a Rutger’s University undergraduate course. Mr. Olmos has been a is currently working on a new work about American nationalism; a piece about a premature newborn who becomes obsessed with her Labor/Delivery nurse,  and the third play in his 3-play cycle so go the ghosts of méxico, which focuses on the U.S./México drug wars. The first play in this cycle was produced by La MaMa e.t.c in the spring of 2013, directed by Meiyin Wang and has since premiered in Mexico, and will soon premiere in New York City, in Spanish in summer 2014. For more information: www.matthewpaulolmos.com 


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