Matthew Ocks

2015 Screenplay Showcase Winner

THE YIDDISH THREE SISTERS

WRITTEN BY:
Matthew Ocks

GENRE
Comedy/Drama

LOGLINE
In 1970 New York City, aging, out-of-work actress Ida Shore must convince her siblings - once the toast of the Second Avenue theater scene - to reunite for a Yiddish performance in a Soho loft, but a card shark brother, the dybbuks of husbands past, and some pretty embittered offspring threaten that old adage: the show must go on.

BIOGRAPHY
Matt Ocks is a screenwriter and playwright who received his MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2015. He grew up in and around New York and Philadelphia, and his work for the stage has been read and performed in both those cities, including at PlayPenn. His play “Actor House” was recently named a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Theater Center’s 2015 National Playwrights Conference.  In addition to writing for the movies, theater, and TV, Matt has worked as a legal assistant, a grant writer, and, many summers ago, a water ice scooper. He graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English.

 

CONTACT
email: mo1166@nyu.edu