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Playwright

Matt
Schatz

Matt Schatz is a writer and composer. His plays and musicals include A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill (Edgerton New Play Award), An Untitled New Play By Justin Timberlake (ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Musical Theatre Award), The Door You Never Saw Before (Geffen Stayhouse), The Burdens (O’Neill Conference, Riva Shiner Comedy Award, Broadway World Pittsburgh's Script of the Decade), No One Sings Like You Anymore (Seattle Rep Commission), Georama (5 New York Musical Festival Awards, including outstanding lyrics), Dunkfest '88 (Jonathan Larson Award Finalist), Love Trapezoid (Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre), The Tallest Building in the World (EST/Sloan Commission), and others. His work has been developed and produced by theaters and universities all over the country. Matt has had television and film projects sold to and developed for Fox, USA, Fullscreen, TBS, Warner Bros, EOne, and others. Matt wrote the songs for Season 3 of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast series The Two Princes and was a writer on Netflix Animation's upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adaptation. Matt has recently worked on projects with Michael Arndt, Lynn Nottage, and Taika Waititi. Currently, he is a story consultant for Lucasfilm Ltd. Matt is from New Jersey and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their daughter.