Matthew Lopez is the author of The Whipping Man (Luna Stage Company, Manhattan Theatre Club), The Legend of Georgia McBride (Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Manhattan Class Company, Geffen Playhouse), Somewhere (The Old Globe, Hartford Stage), Reverberation (Hartford Stage Company), and Zoey's Perfect Wedding (Denver Center for the Performing Arts). In London, he was represented in Headlong Theatre's 9/11 Decade anthology with his short play The Sentinels.
'Lopez has, in effect, written the great American novel as a stage
play, and it allows him to double down on Forster's famous maxim:
"Only connect!" He retains the individual empathy of literary
fiction, taking us into his characters' inner lives, alongside the
collective experience of public performance... a born-again classic
descended from "Angels."' Variety
'While Lopez's play has a literary framework, it teems with life and incident: watching it, as a neighbour remarked, is like bingewatching a box-set. It tells multiple stories' Guardian