Project Description

Pick of the WeekAs moving as it is funny, complex yet truthful in its simplicity and directed with keen insight by Cochran, the show is an absolute gem . . . writer Kevin Cochran has given us a gay Love Letters. And here’s hoping that it gets produced just as often and as widely as A.R.Gurney’s classic two-hander . . . But thanks to Cochran’s specificity and sharp eye for detail, Bobby & Matt has an appeal that goes much wider than the gay community. This vibrant portrait of a changing America may be about two gay men, but audience members are bound to recognize themselves in the rich history and humanity of this wonderful tale.”     -Back Stage New York

Martin Denton of wrote: “There are several gay-themed shows in FringeNYC, as usual, and the one I enjoyed so far is Kevin Cochran’s “Bobby and Matt” — the earnestness and importance of the issues presented here makes it worth our attention.”

Bobby & Matt was a Critics Pick at and named one of the “Ten Most Promising FringeNYC plays” Chelsea Now, The Villager and Gay City and a “Hot Queer Pick” by Edge New York and Edge Fire Island.

And named it “A Best Bet” and called it “An incredibly beautiful and well-done new play . . . This is more than a gay play or simply an oral history of the gay American experience.This endearing and often times heart wrenching tale is about the beauty of the human experience and the ability of a friendship to survive and persevere against all obstacles.”


Grove Theater Center
Kevin Cochran, Artistic Director
Charles Johanson, Executive Director

at The Players Theatre, NYC

Bobby & Matt
Passing Notes Through Life
written & directed by Kevin Cochran

Bobby  –  Stephen Hope*
Matt  –  Gary Marachek*

Set  — David Darwin
Costumes  — Leonard Ogden
Sound — Hunter Stephenson

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the union of professional stage directors in the United States.