- Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson has been commissioned by the San Diego Repertory Theatre (Star Crossed), North Coast Repertory Theatre (The Little Mermaid, The Perfectly Preposterous Pirate Adventure of Solana Beach, Ted Williams: A Tip of the Cap and Mistletoe, Music & Mayhem!), Compass Theatre (9066 and The 146 Point Flame), New Fortune Theatre Company (Cellar Door and Switching Tracks), Coronado Playhouse (If the Shoe Fits and A Roman Holiday), The Road Theatre (Who's on Alpha?) and Point Loma Playhouse (The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) and A Christmas Carol: The Classic Radio Drama). His play Who’s Afraid of Me, Myself and Edward Albee? was conceived of and mentored by Edward Albee himself over the course of several years. In 2016, Thompson collaborated with La Mama Experimental Theatre Group in Umbria, Italy, with resident master playwright Mac Wellman in the development of his comedy The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) and the revision of The 146 Point Flame. Switching Tracks was a finalist for the Detroit New Works Festival in 2017. His plays have been published through Dramatic Publishing, Heuer Publishing, Eldridge Publishing, Brooklyn Publishers and Norman Maine Plays. His nonfiction is published through Arcadia Publishing. Currently he heads the playwriting department at San Diego City College. Thompson received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, his master’s in theatre from San Diego State University and his MFA in creative writing with a double emphasis in fiction and playwriting from the University of California, Riverside.