Mat Smart
Affiliated Writer
Brooklyn, NY

Mat Smart—Plays include Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse, nominated for Outstanding New Play by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle), The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Geva; Park Square; Gloucester Stage Company; Mosaic; Pure; West of Lenin; upcoming at Remy Bumppo; Phoenix; Theatre Horizon; Riverside; Falcon Theatre), The Royal Society of Antarctica (Gift Theatre, recipient of the 2015 Jeff Award for Best New Work in Chicago; Stage West), Samuel J. and K. (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Steppenwolf; Passage Theatre; upcoming at Gremlin), The Hopper Collection (Magic Theatre; Huntington), Naperville (Slant Theatre Project, Critics' Pick in The New York Times; Theatre Wit), and Tinker to Evers to Chance (Geva; Merrimack Rep; Artistry). Upcoming world premieres include Eden Prairie, 1971 at Raven Theatre. Mat has received two Jerome Fellowships, a McKnight Advancement Grant, to Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards, and was the recipient of the 2014 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award from the William Inge Center for the Arts. An avid traveler and baseball fan, he has been to all of the states, all of the continents, and all of the current MLB stadiums. Undergrad: University of Evansville. MFA: UCSD.

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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. Recipients include The Agitators by Mat Smart at Geva Theatre Center.

Mat Smart's play The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass selected for the Geva Theatre Center's 2017/18 season! See the link for more info:

Mat Smart's play Kill Local to have world premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse. See the link for more:

Mat Smart received a best new work Jeff Award for his play THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTARCTICA, produced at the Gift Theatre. More info here

Mat Smart's THE YES READY WITHIN was selected to be a part of Perry-Mansfield's 19th Annual New Works Festival in Steamboat Springs, Co. More info.