Rey Pamatmat

Rey Pamatmat, Playwright

Representative Plays:

House Rules (2016)
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (2012)


Rey Pamatmat is a celebrated Filipino-American gay playwright from Port Huron, Michigan. He grew up acting in a local community theater, surrounded by few peers who looked like him. Influenced by Tony Kushner, Maria Irene Fornes, and August Wilson, Pamatmat has been the Co-Director of the Ma-Yi’s Writers Lab since 2004, the nation’s largest collective of Asian-American playwrights. His play Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them had a rolling world premire on the National New Play Network starting at the Actors Theater of Louisville Humana Festival. Pamatmat currently teaches playwriting at SUNY Purchase and has worked in the development departments at various Off-Broadway theaters. He is a Resident Artist at SPACE on Ryder Farm and the Sundance Theater Institute. He has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and won a GLAAD Media Award for his writing. He received his BFA in Acting from NYU and an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. Pamatmat currently resides in Sunnyside, Queens.

Source: NYU Contemporary Playwrights of Color

Resources found in the UC Berkeley Library Database:

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After All the Terrible Things I Do (Monologue) 


Filipino, American