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A Year in the Life of Twenty-Five Strangers Living in a City by the Lake
About this Playwright
Matt Fotis is an award-winning playwright whose plays have seen stages from coast to coast. He is a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice Grant Recipient and a two-time Illinois Arts Council Grant recipient for his work with Shantz Theatre. His plays have won The Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting (The Book of Adam), The Sonoma County Repertory Theatre’s SCRipts Festival (The Zebra Baby), the Minnesota Shorts Play Festival (A Casket Gal), The Fancy Pants Director’s Festival (58 & 29), and the Claire Donaldson Short Play Festival (The Crying Club). He is a National Finalist for the KC/ACTF National Ten Minute Play Award (58 & 59), as well as a national Finalist for the John Cauble Outstanding Short Play Award (Nights on the Couch). Fotis’ work has been a finalist for numerous other awards including the Guthrie Theatre Fringe Encore (A Year in the Life of Twenty-Five Strangers Living in a City by the Lake) and Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence (Lincoln’s Lagoon). His other plays include The Van Gogh Exhibit, The Candid Biography of a Single Chess Taken Chosen at Random on an Ambiguous Spring Day in Central Park, Pittsfield and Burying Mom. He is also the author of two solo performance pieces, Potpourri Potluck Kitchen Sing Meatloaf and My Fragile Family Tree. His works have been published by Original Works Publishing, Smith & Kraus and Meriwether Press. Among others, his plays have been produced by Emerging Artists Theatre (NYC), Ten Grand Productions (NYC), Curan Rep (NYC), Kennedy Center, Theatre on the Square, The Sonoma County Repertory Theatre, Shantz Theatre, The Bryant Lake Bowl Theatre, Anvilhead Theatre, The Pegasus Theater Co., The Chameleon theatre Circle, Acme Theater Productions, The Pittsburg Summer Company, The Claire Donaldson Short Play Festival and Gorilla Tango Theatre. Visit Matt online at www.mattfotis.com, or check out his Amazon Author Page!
Have you read Matt Fotis' one-act The Van Gogh Exhibit?
“Fotis has a knack for lively dialogue.” – AJ Mell, Backstage
“Fotis' knack for capturing a brief moment or conflict in
time does shine…a fine and funny exhibit…a smart look at Chicago life…This
New York premiere has heart.”
"The clever script…good acting and some particularly excellent moments of comic timing make A Year in The Life worth the price of admission." - Alphonso Atkins Jr., Nuvo
“Evidently life's complex – and wry – up there by that lake.” – Tom McElfresh, Cincinnati CityBeat
“I have to admit I'm developing a bit of an artist crush on Matt Fotis…Highly recommended.” – Matthew Everett, FringeFestival.org
“Fotis should be commended for trying to lure his
generation with what they are looking for, while sprinkling some deeper
material into the mix in order to take them beyond the box.”
“If you wish to spend your weekend with some fascinating
people doing fascinating things, take a look at A Year in the Life of
Twenty-five Strangers Living in a City by the Lake.”
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