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Piper Spotlight – Matt Barbot

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street (betw 4 & 5 Avs)
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Saints Go Marching

Directed by Brisa Areli Muñoz

Featuring Cindy de la Cruz, Maria Fernanda Diez, John J Concado, Andres Santigo Piña, Nanya-Akuki Goodrich, Gilbert Cruz, and Dan Molina

Produced by Rachel Wood

Jo’s grandfather—a decorated veteran—has died, leaving emotional wreckage and unpaid debts in his wake. As she prepares for the funeral, Jo’s heart is set on keeping grandpa’s burial flag; to get it, she’ll have to deal with her despondent mother, an attempted exorcism, and competition from a secret aunt young enough to be her little sister. It won’t be easy, but nothing an aspiring saint like Jo can’t handle.


MATT BARBOT is a writer from Brooklyn, NY. His play El Coquí
Espectácular and the Bottle of Doom (Kennedy Center Darrel Ayers
Award, Kennedy Center Latinidad Award) received its world premiere at
Two River Theater in January of 2018. Matt is currently developing
Infallibility (Indie Theater Now Best of FringeNYC 2013 list) as a
Sheen Center playwriting fellow. Princess Clara of Loisaida (finalist:
Latinx Theatre Commons’ 2018 Carnaval of New Latinx Work, 2018
Columbia@Roundabout New Play Series) and Saints Go Marching
(semifinalist: 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights
Conference) were selected to feature on Steppenwolf’s The Mix list.
Recently, his short play A List of Some Shit I’ve Killed was
published as part of the Red Bull Theater’s anthology Red Bull Shorts
Volume III. Matt’s first play for young audiences, Stoo’s Famous
Martian-American Gumbo, was commissioned by Peppercorn Theatre and
will be produced in Summer 2019. He will soon begin as a New York
Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow. Additionally, Matt has worked with comic
book creator Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez as an editor and co-writer for
Darryl Makes Comics’ DMC, as well as Somos Arte’s La Borinqueña. Matt
received his MFA from Columbia University.

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