Matt Cogswell

Matt Cogswell

My work (full-length, solo show, microplay, monologue) has been produced as a full production, part of a night of shorts, or a staged/Zoom reading by The Forge Theater Lab, The Barefoot Theatre Company, Becoming More Productions, and Lemon Punch Theatre Lab. I am an associate member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • Floating on Hope Ave
    All of the characters in Floating on Hope Ave are simultaneously seeking and running away from connection. Four stories unfold within the play. Martin’s entire story takes place in one day. Alex and Brian’s story takes place in one week. Caleb and Dean’s story takes place in one month. George’s story takes place in a time span of one year. Both Martin and George break the fourth wall for the entire play. Alex/...
    All of the characters in Floating on Hope Ave are simultaneously seeking and running away from connection. Four stories unfold within the play. Martin’s entire story takes place in one day. Alex and Brian’s story takes place in one week. Caleb and Dean’s story takes place in one month. George’s story takes place in a time span of one year. Both Martin and George break the fourth wall for the entire play. Alex/Brian’s and Caleb/Dean’s contributions are two-person scenes, except for Movement 6. Adult themes. All characters are gay or bisexual men.
  • Gap Years
    Three generations of men in a family cope with a recent loss.
  • Solemn Process
    A film director has cast a stage actor for a bit part in his film. This ten-minute comedy focuses on the clash between styles.
  • Untapped
    This short play is a comic look at the world of gay apps. The interactions are written as if people were meeting in person. One man faces an ensemble of men, who can be played by any number of men, up to the twenty-five other characters. Sexual language and content.