Purple Smoke

Matthew's short story, 'Purple Smoke', published on Postcard Shorts, was selected for Flash Fiction Sunday Edition's list of notable micro-fiction from around the web!

I love this piece for its restraint and its structure. Simplicity like this is a skill.

Take a minute (literally) and read it for yourself!

Matthew wrote and starred in this award-winning and critically-acclaimed solo play that was a hit at fringe festivals in 2012 and 2013. It is now available for purchase on Indie Theatre Now.

Moving seamlessly between heartbreakingly funny and simply heartbreaking, the play journeys through the strange bonding days between his cancer-stricken 55-year-old father, an unassuming Minnesota engineer who takes his belief in usefulness above and beyond; and Matthew, a New York City actor with a slew of day jobs both brief and bizarre.   

Beautifully Written
— Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania