Matthew Cole Kelly
 

Matthew Cole Kelly

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Playwright|Librettist| Lyricist | Storyteller

 

New York City | Dublin

 
 

Matthew Cole Kelly is a queer playwright, librettist, lyricist, and screenwriter whose work has been produced and developed throughout the US and world, garnering nominations for over twenty awards and honors. Previous developmental credits include Abingdon Theatre, Luna Stage, Metropolitan Playhouse, HRC Showcase Theatre, AboutFACE Ireland, the NJ Play Lab, California’s Talk Back Theatre, Loose Change Productions, and Occupy Wall Street, among many others. For a full list of awards and honors, click here.

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RECENT REVIEWS

 

THE GODS OF THE OZARKS

AboutFACE Ireland | Dublin, 2019

Dir. Anna Nugent

Matthew Cole Kelly explores profound questions of life and death with a playful touch.
— The Irish Independent, Ireland’s Largest National Newspaper

 

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Fantastically written play with compelling ideas and superb production and performances.
— Hugh Hick, DublinCity FM

 

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Comedy at its best…entertaining and also has the ability to challenge and to provoke. 
— Ellen O’Malley Dunlop, Chairperson National Women’s Council of Ireland 

 

 

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Upcoming Productions & Development




Photo Credits (From top): (1, 3, 4 and 5) Tad Morari (@tad.films), (2) Beau Bernatchez and Emma Kate Rothenberg-Ware, (6) Mark Gurevich, Captured from earlier incarnation/production of AMI&TAMI; (7) Retrato de familia Fagoga Arozqueta - Anónimo ca.1730.jpg / Wikipedia, edited; (8) Olybrius, Français : Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme, France) - Rue Blaise Pascal, Wikipedia, Edited.

performers/artists (from top):(1) Maureen O’Connell, Kathleen Warner Yeates, and Mark Tankersley; (2) Lea Elisha and Parhām Haghighi (3) Paul Nugent and Darina Gallagher; (4) Helena White; (5) David ryan; (6) Lukas Papenfusscline and matthew shifrin.