From the Publisher
About the Author
David-Matthew has written over forty stage plays that have been performed in three languages in eight countries. His literary work has been featured in over one hundred publications including The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Men's Stage Monologues, The Best Women's Stage Monologues, The Comstock Review, and The Southeast Review.
David-Matthew was selected by Kent State University as the national winner of the Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Award. In addition, he has received the Carrie McCray Literary Award, the Slam Boston Award for Best Play, and earned double awards for poetry and playwriting in the World AIDS Day Writing Contest. He has received national awards in the Split This Rock Poetry Contest and the New Works for Young Women Playwriting Competition. His screenplays and teleplays have been recognized with awards from the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition in London and the Film Makers TV Writing Competition in Los Angeles.
David-Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta with a degree in Communications and English. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina.
David-Matthew is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
David-Matthew has been an arts educator for over a decade. He is a faculty member of the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, where he instructs and mentors graduate students in Writing for Children and Young Adults, Playwriting, and Screenwriting.
David-Matthew is the Program Director of the Theatre Arts and Dance Department at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado.