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Mat Smart

Mat Smart is a co-founder of Slant Theatre Project in New York City. Plays include: Tinker to Evers to Chance (premiering at Geva in May 2014), The Steadfast (Slant, published by DPS), Samuel J. and K. (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Steppenwolf, Passage Theatre), and The Hopper Collection (Magic, Huntington).  He is the recipient of the 2014 Otis Guernsey New Voices Award from the William Inge Center for the Arts. He saw Rickey Henderson’s 3,000th hit, Sammy Sosa’s 536-foot home run at Wrigley, and the last game at old Yankee Stadium.

The Problem with Loving Sports and Theater
Essay

The Problem with Loving Sports and Theater

13 April 2014

Playwright Mat Smart compares and contrasts theatre-making to sports. 

What Good Is a Playwright in Antarctica?
Essay

What Good Is a Playwright in Antarctica?

26 March 2012

Mat Smart muses on what it means to be a playwright living in Antartica. 

The Real Reasons Playwrights Fail
Essay

The Real Reasons Playwrights Fail

20 March 2011

Playwright Mat Smart calls on the "emerging" playwrights to shed defeatist attitutes and challenge each other in regards to new work.

Sports in Theatre
Series

Sports in Theatre

A series focusing on the overlaps between sports and theatre.