- Mat Smart
Mat Smart’s plays include Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse, nominated for Outstanding New Play by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle), The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass (Geva Theatre Center; Park Square Theare; Gloucester Stage Company; Mosaic Theater Company; PURE Theatre; West of Lenin; upcoming at Remy Bumppo; Phoenix Theatre; Theatre Horizon; Riverside Theatre; Falcon Theatre), The Royal Society of Antarctica (The Gift Theatre, 2015 Jeff Award for Best New Work; Stage West), Samuel J. and K. (Williamstown Theatre Festival; Steppenwolf; Passage Theatre Company; upcoming at Gremlin Theatre), The Hopper Collection (Magic Theatre; Huntington Theatre Company), Naperville (Slant Theatre Project, Critics’ Pick in The New York Times; Theatre Wit) and Tinker to Evers to Chance (Geva Theatre Center; Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Artistry). Upcoming world premieres include Eden Prairie, 1971 at Raven Theatre. Smart has received two Jerome Fellowships, a McKnight Advancement Grant, two Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards and was the recipient of the 2014 Otis L. Guernsey New Voices in the American Theater Award from the William Inge Center for the Arts. An avid traveler and baseball fan, he has been to all 50 states, all seven continents and all of the current MLB stadiums. Smart earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Evansville and his master’s degree at the University of California, San Diego.