Writer

Projects

  • Hit That Clown (Short Film) [LINK TO BE SUPPLIED]
  • Clients Gone Wild: Ethical Obligations and Pitfalls of Incivility (Video CLE)

Bio

Currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Matthew holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

Matthew is the recipient of a Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for the Theater (“Heaven and Home“), and a three-time recipient of support from the Minnesota State Arts Board—a 2007 Artist Initiative Grant (for “Love’s Prick“), a 2002 Career Opportunity Grant (for “The Hopes and Fears of All The Years“), and a 1999 Theater Arts Fellowship (for “Leave [The Surface of the World]“).

Excerpts from “Heaven and Home,” “Studpuppy,” and “Leave (The Surface of the World)” have been published in Smith and Kraus’ “Audition Arsenal—101 Monologues by Type, 2 Minutes and Under”—the volumes for Women in their 20s, Men in their 20s, and Women in their 30s—and Greenwood-Hienemann’s “The Playwrights’ Center’s Monologues for Men.”

New works have been commissioned by Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, and California State University, Fullerton.Matthew’s current plays include, “Heaven and Home,“ “Love’s Prick,” “Studpuppy,” “But Not For Love,” “The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon,” “Dandelion Snow,” “Leave (The Surface of the World),” and the Christmas musical “The Hopes and Fears of All the Years.”

His screenplays include “Make Me” and “Heaven and Home.”He and his stage plays have been finalists for the O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights’ Conference, the Heideman Award at the Actors Theater of Louisville, the Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship, and a nominee for Best Production of the Year by GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).

His screenplays have been finalists for the Independent Feature Project (IFP)-North/ McKnight Foundation Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, Outfest Screenwriting Competition, Morrow Screenwriting Fellowship and a $25,000 grant from the Minnesota Independent Film Fund.

His scripts have been seen on stages throughout Minneapolis with Thirst Theater, Theatre Unbound, the Early Stage, Outward Spiral Theatre Company, Pillsbury House Theater, the Original Theater Company, Bedlam Theater, Independent Feature Project (IFP-North), Ebullient Theater, Powderhorn Writers Festival, Emigrant Theater, the Center for Independent Artists, and the Minnesota Fringe Festival. His work has also been produced in Los Angeles, California, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania.

A number of his scripts are now available for purchase in hard copy or download form at http://stores.lulu.com/matthewaeverett—including “Heaven and Home,” “Studupppy,” and “But Not For Love.” The scripts “The Bronze Bitch Flies At Noon,” “All Hallows’ Eve (For Jeffrey),” and “Blight” are available in the collection “Short Plays, Volume 1.” The scripts in the “Dandelion Snow” cycle and the “Thirst” collection are available in “Short Plays, Volume 2.” The scripts “Bethesda,” “Dr. Worm,” “How The Coyote Stole Fire,” “Champion of Breakfast,” and “Snowball’s Chance” are available in “Short Plays for Young Actors and Audiences, Volume 1.” The scripts “Hunt for the Bus Monkey,” “Feather Duster,” “Touched By A Handbag (regular and verse versions),” “Accessories,” and “Dog Tag” are available in “Theatre Unbound’s 24 Hour Play Project, Selected Scripts, Volume 1.” (All proceeds from the 24 Hour Play books to to support the work of Theatre Unbound.) Excerpts from all the scripts can be previewed here on this site.

Matthew is the host of the local television show “Cue To Cue: A Conversation About Theater In The Twin Cities,” which brings local performers and theater companies into the TV studio to present samples of their work and speak about their artistic missions. “Cue To Cue” is regularly seen both on SPNN, the St. Paul Neighborhood Network (Channel 19), and TPT-17, St. Paul’s public TV station serving the Greater Twin Cities viewing area. He is also a popular blogger annually as a roving reporter/reviewer about the Minnesota Fringe Festival. The Fringe coverage is archived on this site, and posted regularly at http://swfringegeek.blogspot.com/. Matthew ran the weekly new play reading series, the Roundtable, for The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis for four years. He also served for two years on the Theater Arts panel for the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Matthew is a current member of the Dramatists Guild. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Of his eleven earlier short works written at ISU, eight received productions and eight won awards in writing competitions.