Matt Barbot


Matt Barbot is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. His play El Coquí Espectácular and the Bottle of Doom - which was a finalist in the 2013 Repertorio Español Nuestras Voces competition and recipient of the Kennedy Center's Darrel Ayers Award for Outstanding Student-Written Play for Young Audiences, as well as the Kennedy Center's Latinidad Award for Outstanding Play Written by a Student of Latino/Hispanic Heritage – received its world premiere at Two River Theater in January of 2018. His play Infallibility was produced as part of the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, where it was named one of Indie Theater Now’s Best of FringeNYC 2013. Recently, his short play "A List of Some Shit I've Killed” was published as part of the Red Bull Theater's anthology Red Bull Shorts Volume III. During his time at the Latinx focused digital media company Remezcla, Matt created the webseries "Bodega Chat" for Brisk Iced Tea, and the Pepsi short film "The Perfect Play," shot in East Harlem with the New York Giants' Victor Cruz. Additionally, Matt has worked with comic book creator Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez as an editor and co-writer for Darryl Makes Comics' DMC, as well as Somos Arte's La Borinqueña. He was recently a Playwright Observer at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center's 2017 National Playwrights Conference. Matt received his MFA from Columbia University.