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Matthew Pelfrey


Matt Pelfrey (M.F.A. ’05) was a member of the first class to graduate from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's three-year M.F.A. playwriting program. His work has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and South Africa, and he is a winner of the Back Stage Garland Award for playwriting. He adapted John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night for Godlight Theatre Company in New York, where he serves as a resident playwright. He is also writer-in-residence at Furious Theatre Company.

Pelfrey’s plays include Cockroach Nation, Terminus Americana, Honkies With Attitude, Gore Hounds, Drive Angry, FrEAk StORm, Jerry Springer Is God, Monkey and A Feast of Famine. He was a staff writer and story editor on the MTV series Skins.