Matthew Paul Olmos, Lee Sunday Evans, Marios Aristopoulos
Playwright Matthew Paul Olmos, director Lee Sunday Evans, and composer Marios Aristopoulos will develop So Go the Ghosts of Mexico, Part II, a theater work for five women playing men who run two warring Mexican drug cartels, highlighting the U.S.’s role in a culture of escalating destruction.
Matthew Paul Olmos
Matthew Paul Olmos was born and raised in Los Angeles to a police officer and labor/delivery nurse. He is a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient (2014 Lab, 2013 UCROSS, 2009 Time Warner Storytelling Fellow), New Dramatists Resident Playwright, the 2012 Princess Grace Awardee in Playwriting and was recently named by Sam Shepard as the inaugural recipient of the La MaMa e.t.c.'s Ellen Stewart Emerging Playwright Award.
He is also a 2013-14 Dramatists Guild Fellow, a 2012-13 New York Theatre Workshop fellow and Primary Stages Writer's Group, Ensemble Studio Theater lifetime member, and a two-time Resident Artist at Mabou Mines/Suite (mentored by Ruth Maleczech). He has been awarded the “Top Prize of the Americas” by the BBC 2011 International Playwriting Competition for his play The Nature of Captivity, published by Samuel French. He has also been awarded the Sundance Institute Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship for his play i put the fear of méxico in’em published by Samuel French. He is currently working on a new work about American nationalism, a piece based on the behavior of cancer cells, and Part III of the third play in his 3-play cycle so go the ghosts of méxico, which focuses on U.S. involvement in the México drug wars.
Lee Sunday Evans
Lee Sunday Evans is a director and choreographer. Her upcoming projects include A Beautiful Day on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson (New Georges in association with Women’s Project). As the resident director for CollaborationTown, Evans conceives and directs original works of ensemble-based devised theater.
Her work has been presented and developed at 59E59, Sundance Theater Lab, The New Ohio, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Culture Project, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, Dixon Place, LaMama, Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Coatesville VA Medical Center. With CTown, she is currently developing a new musical for New Victory’s LabWorks commissioning program. She is a Time Warner Fellow of 2014-2016 Lab at Women’s Project Theater, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, and New Georges Affiliated Artist. She earned a BFA from Boston University.
Marios Aristopoulos is a composer and sound designer from Athens, Greece. He moved to New York City in 2012 and has since worked with many great directors and playwrights such as Neil LaBute, Fred Berner, Tina Howe, Wendy Kesselman, Matthew Paul Olmos and Lou Moreno.
He participated in the 2014 Sundance Theater Lab and his recent NY theater credits include: Summer Shorts Festival 2012 & 2013 at 59E59, Lucy Loves Me at INTAR, Light of Night at IATI, Will Work For at IRT, Velocity at HERE Arts, and X-Stream at BAM. He has also composed music for video games: Apotheon for PlayStation 4/Alientrap Games, and films- Woman in Disguise for Greek Film Centre. He teaches film music and film sound at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City.
Composite Slide and Upcoming page photos: Olmos by Chantel Cherisse Lucier / Evans by Andrew Kluger / Aristopoulos by Javier Mateo