- Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson is a published playwright with more than 20 titles in print through Dramatic Publishing, Heuer Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers and Eldridge Publishing. His full-length plays have been commissioned by San Diego Repertory Theatre (Crosses and Stars); North Coast Repertory Theatre (Beatrice the Butterfly, Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem!, The Little Mermaid, The Perfectly Preposterous Pirate Adventure and Ted Williams: A Tip of the Cap); Compass Theatre (9066 and Opera of the Oasis); and Point Loma Playhouse (Cloud Barrier and The Complete History of Theatre [abridged]). From 2010 to 2013, through conversations with Edward Albee, Thompson composed Who’s Afraid of Me, Myself & Edward Albee?, which premiered at the FringeNYC festival in 2013. He has received playwriting grants from the city of Solana Beach and the NEA. His nonfiction work can be found through Arcadia Publishing, and his fiction can be found in varying short-story strongholds. Thompson holds a master’s degree in theatre from San Diego State University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of California, Riverside. He is the head of the playwriting program at San Diego City College and teaches at various collegiate institutions throughout San Diego County.