Matte O’Brien

Plays written by Matte O’Brien



Matte O’Brien is a writer/director based out of New York City. He began his theatrical career as a performer over twenty years ago. He is a member of The Actors Equity Association and has performed Off Broadway, on National Tours and at regional theatres across the country.

As a writer, he has had numerous pieces produced throughout the United States and Europe, including White Noise, a rock musical produced by Whoopi Goldberg and directed by Sergio Trujillo; which had successful commercial runs at Le Petit Theatre in the French Quarter of New Orleans and the Royal George Theater in Chicago. Mr. O’Brien received a Jeff Award nomination for the Chicago production. His musical Peter & I, written with composer Matt Vinson, was produced Off Broadway through the Araca Project at the American Theatre of Actors and his play THE MEANING OF LIFE… and other useless pieces of information was seen at the 45th Street Theatre in New York City. Additional credits include workshops of Morning Has Broken and Becoming David; the latter starring Tony Award nominee, Lorraine Serabian. He is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.

Matte has directed a wide range of plays and musicals in both the USA and UK, featuring Tony and Olivier Award winning talent.  In 2013 he wrote and directed the critically acclaimed play, As Flies to Wanton Boys at The Arches in Glasgow; and staged the world premier of Catherine Grosvenor’s, The Tinderbox, which toured London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. He served for three seasons as the Artistic Director for the Colonie Summer Theatre and is a founding member and the Producing Artistic Director of Rope Swing Entertainment in New York City.

Matte holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and a Masters in Directing Classic and Contemporary Text from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Current projects include: The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary, a new play that premiered at The Actors Company Theatre starring, Tony award winner, Alice Ripley; and a workshop of a new musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables.