Matt Casarino has been writing since 1997, when City Theater in Wilmington, Delaware produced his first play. Since then, his short plays been produced in 49 states and eight countries. His full-length comedy The PornoZombies debuted with the Renegade Theater Experiment in San Jose and was produced in Chicago, Delaware, and North Carolina.
Mr. Casarino's plays have been anthologized by Original Works and United Stages, and his play Larry Gets the Call appears in the Smith & Kraus' Best American 10-Minute Plays series. His works have appeared at such theaters and festivals as the Emerging Artists Theatre, New York 15-Minute Play Festival, Prop Thtr, The ArtsCenter 10X10 Festival, The Short & Sweet Festival, Impact Theatre, Moving Arts, City Theater, The High Desert Play Development Workshop, the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and Philly Fringe. In 2005, he was awarded an Established Artist Fellowship by the Delaware Division of the Arts, and his works have been honored with the L.W. Thomas Award and the Alan Minieri Playwriting Award. His plays have appeared at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Valdez, AK) and the Kennedy Center Playwrights Intensive.
Mr. Casarino is a member of The Dramatists Guild and Emerging Artists Theater, and a co-founder of First Draft Theatre, an ongoing workshop for east-coast playwrights. He lives in Delaware. Turn-ons include singing, songwriting, Tom Waits, purple, Smithwicks, Tilly and the Wall, and Tromeo & Juliet. Turn-offs include mushrooms.