Matt Schatz is a writer and a composer for stage and screen. His play THE BURDENS will receive its World Premiere at City Theatre in Pittsburgh in spring 2019. Two of Matt’s new musicals, AN UNTITLED NEW PLAY BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (2017 O’Neill Finalist), and, WHERE EVER IT MAY BE BE (EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Commission) were developed as part of SPARK 2018, Pittsburgh CLO’s inaugural festival of New Small Musicals. Matt won the $100,000 Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre for LOVE TRAPEZOID in 2012. Matt is currently working on a commission for an original grunge musical from Seattle Rep and BMG Music and he has been selected as one of six playwrights for the Geffen Playhouse’s Inaugural Writers’ Room in Los Angeles, where he is developing a true crime song cycle.