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MATT STEINER is an actor, writer, and educator originally from Sacramento, California. Off-Broadway/US Tours: Jane Eyre, The Three Musketeers, Macbeth (The Acting Company). Regional: Indian Blood (Studio Arena), Tartuffe (Two River) Television: Homicide City: Charlottesville, Village of the Damned, Pandora's Box, Redrum. Film: Above the Shadows (starring Megan Fox), Bizzy and the AIMEs. Matt also co-wrote, directed, and starred in the short horror comedy The Thing I Never Told You. From 2012-2017, Matt served as the Co-Artistic Director of The Representatives, an NYC-based, site-specific theater company, producing and starring in over 15+ original productions including Veritas (NY Fringe, Cave @ St. George's) and Private Manning Goes to Washington (Edinburgh Fringe, The Studio @ 345). Matt trained as a clown in Europe with master clown teacher Pierre Byland, in NYC with Jane Nichols and Chris Bayes, and holds a BFA from CalArts. Matt is a Lead Teaching Artist at Lincoln Center Education and was a 2018 Hermitage Artist Retreat Fellow.
MAREN LAVELLE is a Brooklyn based writer, director, and producer hailing from the Northeast. A graduate of Pace University's BFA Acting Program, and an original member of the José Rivera Writer's Group, Maren began writing for the stage and, eventually, transitioned to screenwriting. Maren’s plays have premiered in various venues in NYC: Composition of a Woman (Westside Theatre, 440 Layfayette Studios), The Holding Room (The Sheen Center), Under the Brooklyn Bridge (14th St. Salon Series); as well as in Boston: Derailed on Butler (Atlantic Works Gallery). Maren wrote and directed the short films The Yard and Beyond Bone. Maren collaborated with The Representatives, an NYC-based, site-specific theater company, and traveled with their production Private Manning Goes to Washington to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016.
BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT
One-Eyed Rabbit's annual BLACK SCREENWRITERS GRANT was established to amplify Black voices, create a bridge between Black writers and more funding opportunities, and to increase representation within the film & television industry.
For the inaugural year of this initiative, two writers with submission-ready screenplays/teleplays that align with One-Eyed Rabbit's mission of using stories to "illuminate the full scope of our shared humanity" will each be awarded a $250 grant.
For more information on the grant and to apply, click on the button below!
KEEPER is short film about a guilt-stricken man who struggles to fulfill his quadriplegic brother’s burdensome request, as he reflects on the tragic accident that brought them to this pivotal moment.
The script for KEEPER is currently a semifinalist in the 2020 ScreenCraft Film Fund Competition.
THANK YOU FIVE is a short form anthology series about the unique and often unseen lives of stage managers as they live, work, and love behind the curtain.
Season One will feature six episodes, each written by a different writer, in a different genre, about a different stage manager in New York City. Season Two and beyond will explore the lives of stage managers in other theater-making cities in the US and around the world.
The series is a love letter to the hardest working people in show business and a chance to shine a light on those typically in the shadows.
little dick is an hour-long detective dramedy following an amateur boxer and a former child star as they reluctantly team up to take over a struggling private investigation agency, using their unique skills to solve a slew of cases, while trying not to murder each other in the process.
The pilot script for little dick advanced to the second round of the prestigious 2019 Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.