Matt Schatz is a writer and composer who won the 2012 Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre. His plays and musicals include A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill (Geffen Writers’ Room), The Burdens (O’Neill Conference; City Theatre; Bloomington Playwright’s Project 2019 Reva Shiner Comedy Award winner; Lanford Wilson Award nominee), Untitled (PCLO World Premiere 2020, ASCAP Workshop; PCLO Spark Festival), Georama (St. Louis Rep; Great River Shakespeare Festival; New York Musical Festival’s Outstanding Lyrics Award winner), I Battled Lenny Ross (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Where Ever It May Be (EST/Sloan Commission; PCLO Spark Festival; 2019 Woodward/Newman Drama Award finalist), Dunkfest ’88 (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest; Jonathan Larson Award Finalist), Love Trapezoid (EST/Sloan Commission; Astoria PAC Workshop) and The Tallest Building in the World (EST/Sloan Commission; Luna Stage). He’s currently working on the grunge musical No One Sings Like You Anymore (Seattle Rep Commission with director Wendy C. Goldberg), and a new science musical with playwright Anna Ziegler (EST/Sloan Commission). As a TV writer, Matt has developed for Fox Television Studios, USA/Universal Cable Productions, TBS/Will Packer Productions (producer and star Jennifer Hudson and cowriter Robert Horn), Fullscreen, eOne, Hideout Pictures and others. Matt was born in Camden, New Jersey and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jenna Hymes, a librarian for the Television Academy.