Behind the Scenes

WRITING, RECORDING, MAKING

 
Client 7

PLAYWRIGHT

THE COMEDIAN'S TRAGEDY

APOTHEOSIS

THE RESTLESS ONES

-A new Greek Trilogy spanning the lives of Aristophanes, Alexander, and Hypatia.  The Gods are real.  And they're hungry. 

"We are seeing the debut of an important dramatist." -Hi!Drama

Client 8

ADAPTER

The Sun Cycle - Knitting together Shakespeare's great tetralogy spanning Richard II - Henry V, The Sun Cycle preserves the great verse epic for the stage, while highlighting its contemporary relevance, moving characters across plays and bringing to the fore a pagan mysticism reminiscent of Tolkien and Martin. 

Hamlet - Picking up on the great traditions of artists like Kubrick, Luhrmann and Zeffirelli, an urgent, twisted film marriage of the greatest revenge story ever told, sensual romance, and the haunting dread of films like The Shining.  

"Take up the sword, and become the King you were born to be..."

Client 2

SCREENWRITING

WILDCAT - A Civil War Re-enactor Drummer Boy Band must come back together for one last show, as middle-aged men, in an absurd comedy where Burning Man meets Spinal Tap. History teachers will run screaming from the theater.

"Fighting the Civil War, since 1994..."

Client 3

AUDIOBOOKS

With Hachette Audio:

Closer You Are by Matthew Cutter - The authorized biography of Robert Pollard, indie-rock icon and founder of the music group Guided by Voices.

3 Kings by Zach O'Malley Greenburg- Tracing the careers of hip-hop's three most dynamic stars, this deeply reported history brilliantly examines the entrepreneurial genius of the first musician tycoons: Diddy, Dr. Dre, and Jay-Z.

Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy by David Schneider- The origins of the next radical economy is rooted in a tradition that has empowered people for centuries and is now making a comeback: the cooperative.  


Knowing the Score by David Papineau - A philosopher uses sports to illuminate some of modern philosophy's most perplexing questions.

Coming soon:

Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony - A Republican Congressman struggles to save his career after a stuffed aardvark appears on his doorstep in this original and uproarious novel of politics, power, and sexuality.

With an average rating of 4-5 stars on audible.com, enjoy these stories and others.  More coming soon!

Client 5

TEACHING

Contemporary Scene Study - PACE University
Classical Monologue and Scene Coaching - NYC
Available for residency across the US and abroad

Contact mattamendt@gmail.com for information, rates, and schedule

Client 6

COMMERCIAL WRITING

Muscadet - Recent short film add campaign for the French beverage, with airplay across the France. 

A collaboration with Maia Mazaurette

Client 4

COMPANY

One of NY's most exciting new endeavors, Matthew's affiliated with The Coop.  Find them online, onscreen, and onstage.

Client 1

INHERITANCE

The great gift of a life in the theater is community, and Matthew has embarked on a new audio project documenting the conversations, ambitions, dreams, and nightmares of the artists he's lucky enough to call colleagues and friends, as they approach climbing the highest mountains of Drama in the English Language. Featuring more than 80 hours of interviews with Oscar & Tony winners, as well as some of the most interesting working artists in the US today.

Check back for updates on the first collection of conversations:  Hamlet.