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Matthew Minnicino

Matthew Minnicino is a Manhattan-based, Virginia-born playwright, actor, educator, and one or two other things. His words have been spoken (in NYC) at HERE Arts Center, Theater for a New City, the Signature at Pershing Square, The Flea, The Bushwick Starr, The Cell, Cloud City, Dixon Place, Arts@Renaissance, among others; and in the university circuit in NYC, Virginia, North Carolina, DC, and Colorado. He works closely with Brooklyn's Exquisite Corpse Company, Cradle Theatre, Underling Productions, and as a teacher for the American Shakespeare Center's Young Company. He has served as an editorial assistant for the Dramatists Guild, of which he is a proud member. In what remains of his spare time, he helps out with a GED Program in upper Manhattan and teaches theatre to kids. MFA: Columbia. For more information, visit him online at www.mattminnicino.com 

How to Cure a Plague
Essay

How to Cure a Plague

21 December 2016

Matthew Minnicino discusses what canonical works of theatre we can turn to in light of the current political situation in the US.

He That Plays The King
Essay

He That Plays The King

29 April 2016

In this installment, Matthew Minnicino discusses gender politics in Shakespeare’s work, and productions of King Lear with women starring in the title role.

What’s Hecuba To Him?
Essay

What’s Hecuba To Him?

21 December 2015

In this second installment, Matthew Minnicino discusses legendary women characters in ancient Greek theatre. 

Boy Writes Girl
Essay

Boy Writes Girl

An Introduction

15 October 2015

Playwright Matthew Minnicino kick starts his series by addressing the tradition and implications of male playwrights writing female characters. 

Boy Writes Girl
Series

Boy Writes Girl

This blog series analyzes the sanctified “Great Female Roles” written by men, and the patterns in which male playwrights craft female characters from myth, history, current events, or whole cloth.