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Playwright

Matt
Schatz

Matt Schatz was born in Camden, New Jersey. His plays and musicals include A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill (Geffen Playhouse, Edgerton New Play Award), An Untitled New Play By Justin Timberlake (City Theatre/Pittsburgh CLO), The Door You Never Saw Before (Geffen Stayhouse), The Burdens (The O'Neill, City Theatre, Bloomington Playwright's Project, Play-Per View), No One Sings Like You Anymore (Seattle Rep Commission), I Battled Lenny Ross (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Georama (St. Louis Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival, NYMF), Where Ever It May Be (CLO Spark Festival), Dunkfest '88 (Ars Nova), Oh, Gastronomy! (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Love Trapezoid (Astoria Performing Arts Center) and The Tallest Building in the World (Luna Stage). Awards include The Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre, The ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Musical Theater Award, The Reva Shiner Comedy Award, the New York Musical Festival Outstanding Lyrics Award, and Broadway World Pittsburgh's Original Script of the Decade Award. Matt has received five Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Play Commissions; the most recent is an in-progress science musical with playwright Anna Ziegler. Matt has had television and film projects developed for Fox, USA, TBS, Warner Bros, CBS, EOne, and others. Matt wrote the songs for Season 3 of Kevin Christopher Snipes' hit Spotify/Gimlet podcast series The Two Princes, and was a writer on Netflix Animation's upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adaptation. Matt has worked as a story consultant on projects for Taika Waititi, Lynn Nottage, and others. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.