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 was a finalist 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.