NEWS

2017


David-Matthew's received a 2017 Los Angeles Film Award for Best Screenplay Short for his script 'Tagged.' Winners were announced on April 3rd.


David-Matthew's script 'Tagged' received the award for Best Short Screenplay at the 2017 Universe Multicultural Film Festival. Winners were announced on April 3rd.


David-Matthew's short film screenplay 'Boxcar' received the award for Best Short Screenplay at the New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony on March 5th.

Read the Script Corner interview with David-Matthew on winning the Best Short Screenplay award for 'Boxcar' at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.


David-Matthew's short film screenplay 'Boxcar' was a finalist for Best Short Script at The 2017 StoryMode Independent Short Film Awards.


David-Matthew's short film screenplay 'Boxcar' has been nominated for the screenwriting competition at The 2017 Queer Hippo International LGBT Film Festival in Houston. Winners will be announced on April 30th.


David-Matthew's award-winning screenplay 'Boxcar' will be featured as an online exclusive of the literary journal New Plains Review, published by the University of Central Oklahoma.


Read David-Matthew's poem 'The Departure' in the current issue of The Literary Nest.

David-Matthew's award-winning poem 'Latin Freestyle' is featured in the 'ME, AT 17' poetry series, presented by Silver Birch Press.


'Taking Off' is receiving a Denver premiere on Sunday, April 9th at the Vintage Theatre (in Aurora), presented by One Night Stand Theatre.


'Trixie's Last Date with the Boogeyman' is receiving a Denver premiere on Sunday, February 12th at the Vintage Theatre (in Aurora), presented by One Night Stand Theatre.


David-Matthew's powerful new one-act play 'Tagged' has been selected by the Towne Street Theatre (L.A.'s Premiere African American Theatre Company) for their Civil Discourse/Engagement series. The play will be presented later this year at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, followed by an in depth conversation with the audience. More details soon!


David-Matthew's one-act play 'Just Before the Drop' is featured in the new collection 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance, available now from publisher Smith & Kraus.


David-Matthew will be a guest author at the 2017 Amelia Island Book Festival in Fernandina Beach, Florida, happening February 16 - 18. Read more about his playwriting workshop here. He will also be part of a panel discussion on diversity.


David-Matthew's award-winning play 'Somebody's Baby' will be performed at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from March 23 - April 1. This production is being directed by Sydnie Blair. Ticket information is available here.

'We've Got a Runner,' a new poem from David-Matthew, is featured in the current issue of The Wild Word.

Three of David-Matthew's poems ('Walking to K-Mart to Buy a Dolly Parton Album,' 'Caution,' and 'November') will be featured on an upcoming episode of the podcast Rocky Mountain Revival.


David-Matthew's new one-act play 'Boxcar' will receive a Colorado premiere as part of Spectrum: LGBT New Play Festival, performed at the Funky Little Theater Company in Colorado Springs from July 14 - July 30.

2016

Read David-Matthew's poems 'I Know Why Marianne Did It' and 'The 12 on Tenth Street' in the current issue of The Magnolia Review.

David-Matthew's original screenplay Made From Scratch was an official selection for the Inspired Minds Short Film and Screenplay Competition.


The script for the pilot episode of the original television series Ambrosia (adapted from David-Matthew's bestselling novel) was an official finalist in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest.

David-Matthew's one-act play Just Before the Drop will be featured in the anthology 105 Five-Minute Plays for Study and Performance, published by Smith and Kraus.

Monologues from David-Matthew's play The Bray of the Belles, Let's Not Confuse the Situation, and That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss (and I Want it Back) will be featured in the collection 222 More Comedy Monologues, published by Smith and Kraus.

David-Matthew's one-act play Last Dance received a world premiere in the festival Spectrum: LGBT New Play Festival, produced by the Funky Little Theatre Co. in Colorado Springs. The play was performed March 4 - 19.


David-Matthew's poem 'Robbery in Progress' is featured in the Spring 2016 issue of Memoryhouse, published by the University of Chicago.

David-Matthew's one-act play Deena and the Dino Mights was performed in the festival Save Our Shorts, produced by the Resurrection Theatre in Sacramento. The play was performed June 9 - June 19.

David-Matthew's poem 'Imaginary Cars' was selected for the series Learning to Drive, published by Silver Birch Press.

David-Matthew's poem 'Contaminated' (a response to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan) was featured in the Caravel Literary Arts Journal. The poem was also selected to appear in The People's Tribune.

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