LIST OF PLAYS & MUSICALS

 

CHERRY HILL (currently in development)
A true crime musical by Matt Schatz

UNTITLED 90s SEATTLE MUSICAL

Conceived by Matt Schatz and Wendy C. Goldberg
Written by Schatz and directed by Goldberg

  • Commissioned by Seattle Rep in association with BMG Music, 2017

AN UNTITLED NEW PLAY BY JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

  • Finalist, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2017
  • Reading, ART WOW/Bare Bones Theatre, September, 2017
  • Reading, Playwrights Union First Peek Series, June 2016

THE BURDENS

  • World Premiere Production City Theatre (Pittsburg) 2018/2019 Season
  • Runner-Up Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition, 2017
  • Reading, Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC), September, 2017
  • Nominated, NNPN New Play Showcase (nominated by the O’Neill), 2017
  • Nominated, Lanford Wilson Award, 2017
  • Reading, Seattle Rep, November, 2016
  • Reading, Mid-Town Direct Rep, October 2016
  • Workshop, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2016
  • Reading, Playwrights Union’s First Peek Series, May, 2015


UNTITLED 1980s HIP HOP MUSICAL

  • Commissioned by Jill Furman Productions 2013


GEORAMA

Book by West Hyler and Matt Schatz
Music and Lyrics by Matt Schatz
Arrangements and additional music and lyrics by Jack Herrick

  • Winner of 5 NYMF Awards, Including “Outstanding Lyrics”
  • Produced by the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Summer, 2017
  • Produced by Great River Shakespeare Festival, Summer 2016
  • Produced, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Winter, 2016
  • Reading, Ignite Festival at St. Louis Rep, Workshop, March 2014
  • Finalist for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley New Works Festival 2014
  • Reading, AMAS Musical Theatre, March 2013
  • Worskshop, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Summer 2012

 

WHERE EVER IT MAY BE

  • Workshop, Pittsburgh CLO, Spring 2018
  • Reading, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL, January, 2014
  • Developed in a two residencies at SPACE at Ryder Farm (2014, 2015)
  • Commissioned by EST/Sloan 2014

 

DUNKFEST ’88
Book, Beats and Rhymes by Matt Schatz

·       Produced, Ars Nova’s ANT Fest, 2013

·       Finalist for the O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, 2013

·       Reading with Page 73 Productions at Manhattan Theatre Club, 2012

·       Semi-Finalist for Page73 Playwriting Fellowship, 2012

 

LOVE TRAPEZOID

Book, music and lyrics by Matt Schatz

  • Winner of the Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, 2012
  • Workshop production, Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), February, 2012
  • Workshop at Southampton Arts as Part of the Southampton Writers Conference, July, 2011
  • Concert at the Laurie Beechman, October, 2010
  • Finalist, O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, 2010
  • Finalist, Yale Institute for Music Theatre, 2010
  • Reading with Page 73 Productions at Manhattan Theatre Club, July 2009      
  • Reading presented at the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL, January, 2009
  • Commissioned by EST/Sloan, 2008

OH, GASTRONOMY! (Humana Anthology Play)
By Carson Krietzer, Michael Golomco, Steve Moulds, Tanya Saracho and Matt Schatz.

  • One of five writers commissioned to write a series of short plays for Actors Theatre of Louisville 22 Member Apprentice Company
  • The only composer/lyricist on this year’s Project, also wrote original music and lyrics
  • Produced in spring 2012 as part of the 36th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays and published by Playscripts Inc. in 2013

 

THE TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD

  • World premier production with Luna Stage, spring 2011 
  • Reading Florida Studio Theatre, summer 2012
  • Reading with Luna Stage, October 2009
  • Semi-finalist for Princess Grace Award 2009
  • EST’s First Light Festival, Reading 2007
  • Pittsburgh Summer New Play Festival, Reading 2006
  • Developed at the Lexington Center for the Arts residency
  • Commissioned EST, Sloan 2006

EXCHANGES

Book and lyrics by Matt Schatz, Music by Michael Kooman

  • Semi-Finalist, O’Neill National Music Theatre Conference, 2011
  • Presented at “An Evening of Elegance” Altoona, PA, April 2010
  • Reading at Manhattan Theatre Club’s space, April 2010
  • Commissioned by the American Cancer Society, Altoona PA

 

SECRETS & LIES

Book and Lyrics by Matt Schatz, music by Dina Pruzhansky
Based on the film written and directed by Mike Leigh, written on spec (have not secured rights).

  • Finalist, 2009 Fred Ebb Award
  • Developed with the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

  

THE BABY IS BLUE

  • Produced by the Midtown International Theater Festival, 2005
  • Produced by as part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Playground Festival, 2003
  • Pittsburgh Summer New Play Festival 2003, residency, workshop and staged reading