Matt Barbot

Matt Barbot

Matt Barbot is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. His plays have been performed in New York, Miami, LA, and Pennsylvania. El Coquí Espectácular and the Bottle of Doom was a finalist in the 2014 Repertorio Español Nuestras Voces competition, and won the Kennedy Center's Darrel Ayers Award for Outstanding Student-Written Play for Young Audiences and Latinidad Award for for Outstanding Play Written by a Student of...
Matt Barbot is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. His plays have been performed in New York, Miami, LA, and Pennsylvania. El Coquí Espectácular and the Bottle of Doom was a finalist in the 2014 Repertorio Español Nuestras Voces competition, and won the Kennedy Center's Darrel Ayers Award for Outstanding Student-Written Play for Young Audiences and Latinidad Award for for Outstanding Play Written by a Student of Latino/Hispanic Heritage; it will be produced this upcoming season at Two River Theater. Infallibility was produced as part of the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, and has been published online at Indie Theater Now in the Best of Fringe NYC 2013 collection. Recently, his short play "A List of Some Shit I've Killed” was published as part of The Red Bull Theater's anthology Red Bull Shorts Volume III. Matt received his MFA from Columbia University.

Plays

  • El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom
    Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be "too Puerto Rican," has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove...
    Alex, a comic book artist whose ideas might be "too Puerto Rican," has begun secretly dressing up as his creation: El Coquí Espectacular, defender of Nuyoricans in all five boroughs! When his brother Joe is fired from a project for not being Puerto Rican enough, the two, with the help of a young photographer named Yesica, hatch a plan: to debut El Coquí at the Puerto Rican Day Parade and prove themselves to the world. El Coquí Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom examines the ways in which we define our heritage and ourselves. Sample available. Contact infallibilityplay@gmail.com to read.
  • Princess Clara of Loisaida
    With Mamá long gone and Papá catatonic (and only able to sing old sitcom theme songs), aspiring baseball player and high school super-senior José finds himself in charge of his video-game obsessed little sister, Clara. Scraping by together on the Lower East Side, the siblings try to stay distracted from their bleak reality through José’s fanciful stories. However, when José discovers the fairy tales he’s been...
    With Mamá long gone and Papá catatonic (and only able to sing old sitcom theme songs), aspiring baseball player and high school super-senior José finds himself in charge of his video-game obsessed little sister, Clara. Scraping by together on the Lower East Side, the siblings try to stay distracted from their bleak reality through José’s fanciful stories. However, when José discovers the fairy tales he’s been telling might be true – that she was a fairy princess of a magical realm, left in Central Park for their parents to find – he is forced to fight a magical battle for her destiny.
  • A List of Some Shit I've Killed
    The story of Heracles' Bow, told in reverse. A play about the Trojan War, and how men ruin everything.
  • Boldly Go
    Aboard a familiar starship, a bravefaced medic and a bookish linguist must untangle their differences, past feelings, and a curious superstition about away teams.
  • Infallibility
    After being whisked off to Rome and tricked into playing a role in an infamous trial, 18 year old actor and priest-in-training Carlo Contadino has been imprisoned. With the help of Saint Genesius - the Patron Saint of Actors, Clowns, and Lawyers - he must perform his story, regain his faith, and find a happy ending. Sample available. Visit http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/infallibility to read.
  • The Tragedy of Sultan Khalid bin Barghash; or, The Entire Anglo-Zanzibar War in Real Time
    The Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted less than forty minutes. This play isn't much longer. On the morning of August 27th, 1896, the British fought a thirty-eight minute war for control of the sovereign archipelago nation of Zanzibar. Now, a group of performers have come together to tell the story of this war from start to finish...plus a little extra.
  • O, Little Town
    Joe, a stressed out soon-to-be father, just can't seem to get a break. His wife's due any minute, now, all the hotels and inns are booked, and this friendly concierge has suggested his wife give birth in a barn of all places. This is the kind of crap that made Joe leave Bethlehem in the first place...
  • Saints Go Marching
    Jo's grandfather—a decorated veteran—has died, leaving emotional wreckage and unpaid debts in his wake. As she prepares for the funeral, Jo's heart is set on keeping grandpa's burial flag; to get it, she'll have to deal with her despondent mother, an attempted exorcism, and competition from a secret aunt young enough to be her little sister. It won't be easy, but nothing an aspiring...
    Jo's grandfather—a decorated veteran—has died, leaving emotional wreckage and unpaid debts in his wake. As she prepares for the funeral, Jo's heart is set on keeping grandpa's burial flag; to get it, she'll have to deal with her despondent mother, an attempted exorcism, and competition from a secret aunt young enough to be her little sister. It won't be easy, but nothing an aspiring saint like Jo can't handle.
  • A Mostly True Story About F. Scott Fitzgerald's Penis
    In a fit of panic, F. Scott Fitzgerald asks his friend Ernest Hemingway for help with a *small* problem. Loosely based on Hemingway's account in "A Movable Feast."