What We Do


We build the plane in flight.

Slant Theatre Project is a group of artists that thrive on the danger of building the plane in flight. We do visceral work. We tailor each process to the artists and performance space, and are committed to creating a playground for emerging theatre artists.

Since 2004, we have produced new work by Bekah Brunstetter, Rachel Axler, Lawrence Dial, Marcus Gardley, Michele Lowe, Mat Smart, Adam Rapp, Lisa Kron, Thomas Ward, Theresa Rebeck, Dan O’Brien, Evan Cabnet and many more.


Artistic Directors

Matt Dellapina – As an actor, Matt’s Off-Broadway credits include A Delicate Ship (Playwrights Realm); Too Much Sun (Vineyard Theatre); The Tutors (Second Stage); Outside People (Vineyard Theatre, Naked Angels); Naperville (Slant Theatre Project); The Dream Of The Burning Boy (Roundabout); In The Footprint (Irondale Center); underneathmybed (Rattlestick); Telephone (Cherry Lane Theatre, Foundry); Tender (Public Theater, SPF); #9 (59E59, Waterwell); Gone Missing (Barrow Street Theatre);  I Am Nobody’s Lunch (59E59); The Parrot (Flea Theater); The Angel Project (Lincoln Center Festival). Regional: New York Stage & Film, Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Playhouse, City Theatre, Studio Theatre (Helen Hayes Award nom.), Sundance Institute, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Chautauqua Theater Company, London’s Soho Theatre. Associate Artist of The Civilians. Member of The People’s Improv Theater and Packawallop’s The Pack. Film/TV: Safe (dir. by Boaz Yakin), Proud Iza, Casual Encounters, “CSI:NY” (CBS), “Onion SportsDome” (Comedy Central), “Law & Order” (NBC). As a writer, his work includes No No No Yes (Ars Nova, The PIT), The Walk Through (Slant), The Great Pretenders and the screenplay, Sunday Morning.

Adam Knight – Projects with Slant include In The Room by Lawrence Dial, The Walk Through by Matt Dellapina, Naperville by Mat Smart, Binge by Thomas Ward, Priest in a Pool by Michele Lowe, Leviticus by Bekah Brunstetter, Beneficiaries by Mat Smart, and Beef by Lawrence Dial. Recent credits include No No No Yes by Matt Dellapina (Ars Nova AntFest and The P.I.T.), Hamlet by Jennie Berman Eng, and The Elephant in My Closet (WaterTower Theatre and Capital Fringe). Adam has also worked at EST/Youngblood, 59E59, HERE Arts Center, Millbrook Playhouse, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, Abingdon Theatre Company, the Lee Strasberg Institute, Warehouse Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Assistant/Associate credits: Manhattan Theatre Club, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Red Bull, Signature Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Undergrad: University of Evansville.

Mat Smart is a current McKnight Advancement Grant recipient and a former two-time Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Lastsummer, his play Samuel J. and K. premiered at Williamstown Theatre Festival, starring Justin Long and Owiso Odera. It was recently produced at Steppenwolf for Young Adults and had a run at Passage Theatre. Other plays include: TheHopper Collection (Magic Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company – published by Broadway Play Publishing), The 13th of Paris (City Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Public Theatre of Maine, Warehouse Theatre, Seattle Public Theater and currently at LiveWire in Chicago – published by Dramatic Publishing), and The Bebop Heard in Okinawa (O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference). Mat has been commissioned by South Coast Rep and the Huntington, is a co-founder of Slant Theatre Project in New York City, and serves on the Board of Directors for The New Harmony Project. Undergraduate: University of Evansville. M.F.A.: UCSD.


Artistic Associate

Wes Grantom

Projects with Slant include The Cloud by Matt Moses, The Steadfast by Mat Smart, Shakespeare’s Pericles, Mine by Bekah Brunstetter, Nueva Cancion by Aurin Squire, and Conor McPherson’s The Good Thief. Other directing credits include Eager to Lose (Ars Nova), Tartuffe (Asolo Rep), K2 (Berkshire Theatre Festival), and Missed Connections NYC (Ars Nova Play Group). Wes has also worked with Atlantic Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Stella Adler Conservatory, Cherry Lane, New Dramatists and Theatreworks USA. Wes is a recipient of the Drama League Directing Fellowship, a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and a graduate of the University of Evansville.

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