Matthew Capodicasa

Matthew Capodicasa

Matthew Capodicasa’s plays include YOU REMIND ME OF YOU, FRELMETSCH THE MANEATER, THE CITY IN THE CITY IN THE CITY, VESSELS, ALL THE PEOPLE YOU'VE BEEN, CHAOS AND CAESAR SALAD, OF OUR OWN, TWO AND ONE and ANIMAL CRUELTY. His work has been presented or developed at the Kennedy Center, the National New Play Network, Primary Stages, the Flea Theater, the Abingdon Theatre, the Great Plains Theatre Conference,...
Matthew Capodicasa’s plays include YOU REMIND ME OF YOU, FRELMETSCH THE MANEATER, THE CITY IN THE CITY IN THE CITY, VESSELS, ALL THE PEOPLE YOU'VE BEEN, CHAOS AND CAESAR SALAD, OF OUR OWN, TWO AND ONE and ANIMAL CRUELTY. His work has been presented or developed at the Kennedy Center, the National New Play Network, Primary Stages, the Flea Theater, the Abingdon Theatre, the Great Plains Theatre Conference, the Bloomington Playwrights Project, Theater Masters, the Habitat, Fordham University and NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing. He is the recipient of the 2015-2016 Woodward/Newman Drama Award, and his plays have been finalists for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and the Heideman Award. His work has been published by Samuel French, and his fiction has appeared in WEST 10TH. You can also hear him nerd out on the Glass Cannon Podcast. BFA, NYU/Tisch. MFA, Fordham/Primary Stages.

Plays

  • Frelmetsch the Maneater
    Two puppeteers meet for the first time inside Frelmetsch, a two-person puppet of a monstrous creature in a fantasy adventure film. Their task: find a way to join together to create this character in just five days of shooting, despite intensely cramped conditions, irritating personal habits and a growing attachment to this vile yet oddly human monster they’re trying to bring to life.
  • The City in the City in the City
    Tess’s mother dies just before they are supposed to leave for the ancient city-state of Mastavia to retrieve a package left for them by Tess’s estranged father. Unwilling to give up the mission, Tess posts an ad online for a traveling companion with her mother’s exact name, and meets a new Laura, a mysterious woman eager to escape her life. This unlikely duo sets off on a journey to this strange city of doubles...
    Tess’s mother dies just before they are supposed to leave for the ancient city-state of Mastavia to retrieve a package left for them by Tess’s estranged father. Unwilling to give up the mission, Tess posts an ad online for a traveling companion with her mother’s exact name, and meets a new Laura, a mysterious woman eager to escape her life. This unlikely duo sets off on a journey to this strange city of doubles, mystifying bureaucracy, ancient graves, and a hidden world neither of them expected to encounter.
  • You Remind Me of You
    When Adele meets Vincent, a young musician with face blindness, it could not come at a worse time. She’s dropped out of law school to care for her father, who after an accident is now beginning to display signs of dementia. And yet, despite all this, she and Vincent begin to slip in the weird and mystifying and wonderful and terrifying process of falling in love. As their relationship develops and deepens, her...
    When Adele meets Vincent, a young musician with face blindness, it could not come at a worse time. She’s dropped out of law school to care for her father, who after an accident is now beginning to display signs of dementia. And yet, despite all this, she and Vincent begin to slip in the weird and mystifying and wonderful and terrifying process of falling in love. As their relationship develops and deepens, her father’s condition begins to get worse, and suddenly Adele finds herself surrounded by people who, despite knowing her deeply, cannot recognize her. Will Adele and Vincent figure out a way to find each other, see each other, make a life together, and discover how not to be alone?
  • Vessels
    Allie and Bea have not seen each other in thirteen years—not since Allie brought a horrific childhood trauma to light, setting both their lives on unexpected courses. When Bea shows up at Allie's curiously empty apartment, the two must confront their shared past, their responsibility to the people they used to be and the people they could still become.
  • Of Our Own
    Six years years ago, Theo disappeared, leaving Becky behind. After a chance encounter in the park, Becky and Theo walk through the spaces of their old life together, and face the impossibility of ever truly finding what’s been lost.
  • This Year
    Will, a promising programmer with a serious mental illness, has disappeared from his life, and his family is searching for him. They'll keep searching for him for twelve years, and as his absence morphs and reshapes each of their lives over those years, only the search will remain constant. But, if they do eventually find him, will he be able to stay found? A kaleidoscopic exploration of how one person...
    Will, a promising programmer with a serious mental illness, has disappeared from his life, and his family is searching for him. They'll keep searching for him for twelve years, and as his absence morphs and reshapes each of their lives over those years, only the search will remain constant. But, if they do eventually find him, will he be able to stay found? A kaleidoscopic exploration of how one person's absence can remake a family, a history and time.
  • Chaos and Caesar Salad
    Nick is a low-level IT tech for a time travel corporation with aspirations for something more. And one day, three years ago, he lost something precious to him forever. So he enlists two of his friends to make an illegal jump back in time to retrieve it. Except they didn't plan things too well. And their device seems to be malfunctioning. And they're REALLY hungry. And there's the small problem...
    Nick is a low-level IT tech for a time travel corporation with aspirations for something more. And one day, three years ago, he lost something precious to him forever. So he enlists two of his friends to make an illegal jump back in time to retrieve it. Except they didn't plan things too well. And their device seems to be malfunctioning. And they're REALLY hungry. And there's the small problem that their mere presence is scrambling the timeline in front of their eyes. And they may not ever be able to make it home.