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Matthew Ivan Bennett

MATTHEW IVAN BENNETT

  

Nationality:    USA
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MATTHEW IVAN BENNETT, based in Salt Lake City, has been Plan-B Theatre Company's resident playwright since 2007, where his plays RADIO HOUR: LAVENDER & EXILE, RADIO HOUR: ALICE, RADIO HOUR: FRANKENSTEIN, BLOCK 8, DI ESPERIENZA, MESA VERDE and RADIO HOUR EPISODE 7: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE and ERIC(A)-as well as more than a dozen short plays-have been produced. Matthew has also had short plays produced by Rising Sun Performance Company/Samuel French Festival (New York), Hunger Artists Theatre Ensemble (Los Angeles), Monkeyman Productions (Toronto), Source Festival (Washington, D.C.), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Circle Theatre (Chicago) and Wasatch Theatre Company (Salt Lake City). His play A NIGHT WITH THE FAMILY premiered at Omaha Community Playhouse (Omaha) followed by a second production at Pygmalion Theatre Company (Salt Lake City), both in 2013.

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below is a list of Matthew Ivan Bennett's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Block 8         Cause, The         Di Esperienza         Different = Amazing         Eric(a)         Jou Eat Vhat Jou Are         Mesa Verde         Night With The Family         Radio Hour Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes And The Blue Carbuncle         Radio Hour: Alice         Radio Hour: Frankenstein         Radio Hour: Lavender & Exile         This Is Now



Block 8

Synopsis:
Ken a young Japanese man in an American internment camp in World War Two wonders if enlisting will prove his loyalty to the States. ada has a son fighting in the Pacific It is an unlikely friendship

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Plan B Theatre Company

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Cause, The

Synopsis:
A what if of history. John Brown - hero or terrorist? He meets Harriet Tubman -Underground Railroad Conductor. She agrees to provide men for an attack on Harper's Ferry. Brown goes to Boston and meets Dr John Rock - the second black doctor in America. Block is opposed to violence. The US Marshalls have surrounded his house - now he must decide if violence is a way to solve things

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1st Produced:
Great Plains Theatre Conference    2014

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Genre:
Drama

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Di Esperienza

Synopsis:
Leonardo da Vinci comes face to face with three of his works - Mona Lisa, Judas Iscariot and IsabElla d'este

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1st Produced:
New American Playwrights Project    2008

Organisations:
Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Different = Amazing

Synopsis:
Bullying

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U S tour    -

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Genre:
Youth play

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Eric(a)

Synopsis:
Eric used to be Erica...and this is the story of when he fell for a woman for the first time.

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Eric(a) won the award for Best Drama at the 2013 United Solo Festival.

1st Produced:
Salt Lake City, Utah    20 Feb 2013

Organisations:
Plan-B Theatre Company

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Genre:
one act 75 min

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  1 Gender Neutral Character

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Jou Eat Vhat Jou Are

Synopsis:
a hungry man (Mikey Cafarelli) craves pork. the famous deceased psychologist Carl Jung (Michael Rodriguez) explains how the man represents an archetype whose lower desires lead to an existential journey.
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Notes:
part of the Source festival "Lost And Found"

1st Produced:
Source, 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC    Jun 2011

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Genre:
10 min play

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Mesa Verde

Synopsis:
the coming together of two estranged sisters when one of them falls ill

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1st Produced:
Studio Theater, Salt Lake City    40598

Organisations:
Plan B Theatre Company

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Genre:
Drama

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Night With The Family

Synopsis:
A dysfunctional Salt Lake City Family. Donny is having his usual relationship crisis. His sister has discovered that converting to Mormonism has not saved her marriage. His mother - a cougar - wants her latest boyfriend to move in. His father has turned to New Age ways

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1st Produced:
Omaha Community Playhouse    19 Apr 2013

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Genre:
Comedy

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Radio Hour Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes And The Blue Carbuncle

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Radio Hour: Alice

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Radio Hour: Frankenstein

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Radio Hour: Lavender & Exile

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This Is Now

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1st Produced:
Empire Theatre, Santa Anna, California    41157

Organisations:
Briefs Third Annual Festival of Short Plays

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Genre:
Short play

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