Matthew Paul Olmos

Lyricist Playwright

Matthew Paul Olmos is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time Warner Storytelling Fellow), Center Theatre Group LA Writers Workshop member, Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab Writer, Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting, National Latino Playwright Awardee, Cherry Lane Mentor Project as selected by Taylor Mac, and La MaMa e.t.c.'s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Awardee as selected by Sam Shepard.

He spent two years as a Mabou Mines/SUITE Resident Artist being mentored by Ruth Maleczech and is a former New York Theatre Workshop's Emerging Artist Fellow, Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Dramatists Guild Fellow, Primary Stages' Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Resident Artist, INTAR H.P.R.L Playwright, Rising Circle Collective Playwright; he is also an Echo Theater Company Resident Playwright and an Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member.

He is a proud Kilroys nominator.

His work has been presented internationally and nationally, as well is published by Samuel French and NoPassport Press.
He is currently working on a devised piece, AMERICAN NATIONALISM PROJECT, developed through New York Theatre Workshop’s Adelphi Residency; a 3-play cycle about our tumultuous relationship to U.S. Presidents, developed through New Dramatists' Creativity Fund. And he is collaborating with composer April Dawn Guthrie on WE WALK ALONG THE CHRISTMAS BRIDGE, a play with music exploring the polarization of our country, developed through Center Theatre Group’s LA Workshop and New Dramatists Creativity Fund with a workshop in April 2020.  
Upcoming: 2019-20, THE LIVING'LIFE OF THE DAUGHTER MIRA at Milagro Theatre, Portland, OR.