Matthew J. Kaplan is a Brooklyn, NY-based writer, filmmaker, musician and actor. He wrote, produced and directed the award-winning, internationally-screened short film IT'S TIME FOR TEA. Matthew's one-act play COPY AND PASTE has been performed at The Chain Theatre Winter One-Act Festival and Emerging Artist's Theatre's New Work Series in 2022, and at The Player's Theatre Short Play Festival in 2023. His play THE INVINCIBLE EDDIE VINCENT was part of the 2023 "Act One" One-Act festival at The Secret Theatre. Matthew is a playwright with NYC's The PlayGround Experiment. He’s a songwriter and bass player with indie-rock band THE BRIGHT SPOTS.