Matt Barbot Receives Miami New Drama and the Black List Commission
  • Matt Barbot
    Matt Barbot
  • The Black List x Miami New Drama

Miami, FL – Matt Barbot has been announced as the recipient of the Miami New Drama x Black List Playwriting Commission, which consists of a $10,000 award towards the development of a new work with the artistic team at Miami New Drama. The commission is the first of four that will be created in partnership with screenwriting platform The Black List. The other three commissions will be in association with Movement Theater Company, Victory Gardens, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. The Black List has announced that they are extending the submission window for the Woolly Mammoth commissions through Apr. 2, 2023.

Barbot’s commission will focus on the creation of new play that reflects Miami New Drama’s mission of producing work that reflects the diversity of the South Florida community. The largest bilingual theatre company in the country, Miami New Drama supports writers who understand and are interested in exploring the unique sensibilities of a city like Miami and its connection to the larger national conversation.

Miami New Drama selected Barbot on the strength of his play El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom, which won the Kennedy Center’s Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award in 2017. Barbot, a Nuyorican writer from Brooklyn, recently workshopped his new plays the beautiful land i seek (la linda tierra que busco yo) at Fault Line Theatre, and Trilogy, a commission for Two River Theater, both with director José Zayas. Barbot also wrote Spray Cap for Lynn Nottage and Miranda Haymon’s The Watering Hole at the Signature Theatre in New York.