Matt Fotis
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Affiliated Writer
Reading, PA

Matt Fotis's plays include America: The Play! The Play About America; Marybeth Mary RothThe Book of Adam; 58 & 59; Oedipus: The Prequel; Gustav - The Goose Who Wouldn't FlyBurying Mom; The Van Gogh Exhibit; A Year in the Life of 25 Strangers Living in a City by the Lake; The Adventures of Menorah Man & Dreidel Boy - A Play About Christmas; and Teenage Jesus. His plays have been produced and/or developed at such places as The Lark, The Playwrights' Center, The Kennedy Center, The Great Plains Theatre Conference, Emerging Artists Theatre, City Theatre, Ten Grand Productions, MATC Dramatists Play Lab, Pittsburgh New Works, The Children's Theatre of Albright, Theatre on the Square, and many others. His plays have won The Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, UCM's Theatre for Young Audiences National Playwriting Competition, and The Sonoma County Repertory Theatre’s SCRipts Festival, among others. He's been a Finalist for the Heideman Award, The David Mark Cohen Award, and a National Finalist for the KC/ACTF National Ten Minute Play Award as well as the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Award. He is also the author of Long Form Improvisation & American Comedy: The Harold and co-author of The Comedy Improv Handbook. He is currently chair of the Theatre Department at Albright College.