Matt Barbot


Matt Barbot is a Nuyorican writer from Brooklyn, NY. Matt will be workshopping his new play the beautiful land i seek (la linda tierra que busco yo) with Fault Line Theatre as part of their inaugural New Plays in Development series. "Spray Cap," Matt's contribution to Lynn Nottage and Miranda Haymon's The Watering Hole theatre event at Signature Theatre in NYC, featured the voice of Liza Colon-Zayas (The Bear), and received special praise from The New Yorker and The New York Times. His 24Hour Plays Viral Monologue, “Frijoles,” starring Raul Esparza, is available to view on YouTube. In 2018, El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom (Kennedy Center Darrel Ayers Award, Kennedy Center Latinidad Award) received its world premiere at Two River Theater. Princess Clara of Loisaida (finalist: Latinx Theatre Commons' 2018 Carnaval of New Latinx Work, 2018 Columbia@Roundabout New Play Series) and Saints Go Marching were featured on Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company's "The Mix" list. Matt's first play for young audiences, Stoo's Famous Martian-American Gumbo, was commissioned by Peppercorn Theatre. 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. Matt was a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow and has an MFA in playwriting from Columbia University.


Matt has an upcoming workshop production of his play the beautiful land i seek (la linda tierra que busco yo) as part of Fault Line Theatre's (plays) In Previews series.

Matt has been named the inaugural winner of the Miami New Drama x The Black List Commission.

Matt was asked to write for the 24Hour Plays Viral Monologues series, and created "Frijoles" alongside actor Raúl Esparza.