Matthew Jackett is a screenwriter and playwright who writes about overlooked histories in order to unearth tools for advocacy in the present. Matthew’s screenplay WHITE COFFINS was the recipient of the 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grant. In 2019, he was selected as a Storytelling Fellow by VICE at The NYU Production Lab and a semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Matthew was the Executive Director of the 2018-2019 Ivy Film Festival, an entirely student-run international film festival in Providence, RI. His plays have been performed at New York University and the Marin Theater Company.
Matthew received his BA in History and Literary Arts from Brown University in 2018 and he will graduate with his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2020. Matthew was born and raised in Marin County, CA and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. He stays awake at night hoping to give queer characters the attention they deserve and because he’s sensitive to caffeine.