Matthew López (he/him) is an American playwright and screenwriter. His play The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, is the most honored American play in a generation, sweeping the “Best Play” awards in both London and New York, including the Tony Award, Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award, Evening Standard Award, London Critics Circle Award, Outer Critics Circle Honors, Drama League Award, and GLAAD Media Award. He is the first Latine writer to win the Tony Award for Best Play. In New York, Matthew’s work has been seen off-Broadway...[FULL BIO]
In Conversation with Elizabeth Williamson of Hartford Stage
Elizabeth: Let’s start with the quotes you use to preface the play. Why these two?
“Great cities…differ from towns and suburbs in basic ways, and one of them is that cities are, by definition, full of strangers.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961
“It’s a lonely city…I’m lonely. Aren’t you lonely too?…Maybe we can comfort each other for a night.”
James Baldwin, Another Country, 1960
Matthew: I landed on those after the...[MORE]