Matt Olin





Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Patrice Gaines

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | June 3, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t been an easy time, but Patrice Gaines has put her passion for meditation and for writing to work, to calm her mind and remain productive. Patrice is an author, a teacher, a community advocate and a former Washington Post… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Michelle Guobadia

Biscuit Blitz, CLT Creatives, Videos | May 30, 2020

Michelle Guobadia is awesome. If you don’t know it already, you will after just :30 seconds of watching this video. A national speaker on issues of bullying and hazing, Michelle is also the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at UNC Charlotte. S… read more »




A Poet for Uncertain Times – Jay Ward

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 26, 2020

Charlotte’s own Jay Ward is a poet and teaching artist who has read and performed in venues across the country. He won the National Poetry Slam in 2018 and the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2019. On this batch of the Biscuit Blitz, he chats with Ma… read more »




Darryl Gaston Drops Knowledge & Hugs It Out

CLT Creatives, Videos | May 23, 2020

Darryl Gaston is a man of many talents — entrepreneur, hairstylist, minister, neighborhood advocate. As the unofficial “Mayor of North End” Darryl lends his support, advice and criticism to new development taking place in neighborhoods that have bee… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Joy Wills

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 20, 2020

Joy Wills is a Charlotte comedian who was building a great career in the Queen City when COVID-19 hit. While she’s still excited about her career — and inspired by the ongoing work of Lauren Ansley of Beerly Funny and others — she’s wrestling with… read more »




The “Khaleesi of Southern Ramen” Speaks!

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 13, 2020

Land on Courtney Estes’ LinkedIn page, and you’ll immediately see that she is the “First of Her Name, Queen of Lincoln’s Haberdashery, Khaleesi of Southern Ramen, Breaker of Server Chains, and Mother of Design Dragons.” Scroll down a bit more, and yo… read more »




Bruce Hazel is Taking It in Stride

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | May 12, 2020

In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earshot of the neighbors. In this edition of “SHOUTing from the Rooftops,” Charlotte’s own Bruce Hazel performs “Take It… read more »




“You were an incredible gift.” – A Note to Paige Johnston Thomas

Editorials | May 11, 2020

The editorial below was written by Matt Olin, co-publisher of The Biscuit, to honor Queen City creative and casting director, Paige Johnston Thomas, who directed “Oslo” for Three Bone Theatre this time last year. Paige passed away on April 27, 2020…. read more »




Brit Drozda Makes Something Beautiful

Videos | May 7, 2020

In the darkest days of COVID-19 in Italy, neighbors sung on their porches to entertain and inspire their neighbors. In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earsh… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Abby Corrigan

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 5, 2020

Charlotte actress, Abby Corrigan, has already had an enviable career, with roles in stage productions, television shows and feature films – including the lead in the acclaimed national touring production of “Fun Home” and as a performer in NBC’s live… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: Carlos Cruz Creates Without a Safety Net

Biscuit Blitz, Videos | May 1, 2020

Carlos Alexis Cruz is an Associate Professor of Physical Theatre at UNCC and an Arts and Science Council McColl Award winner. That award led him to launch Nouveau Sud, a contemporary social circus initiative that strives to create a meaningful and th… read more »




Gracie Bryant Sings “One Hand In My Pocket”

Charlotte SHOUT!, Videos | April 30, 2020

In the darkest days of COVID-19 in Italy, neighbors sung on their porches to entertain and inspire their neighbors. In anticipation of Charlotte SHOUT! later this year, we’re asking Charlotte musicians to film themselves performing songs within earsh… read more »




Biscuit Blitz: 5 Minutes with Kim Parati

Videos | April 22, 2020

How do you keep your creative pistons firing … and your professional career moving forward … during stay-at-home orders? Combine them! Charlotte actor and broker, REALTOR with Savvy & Co., Kim Parati, talks with Matt Olin about missing her cr… read more »




SHOUTing! from the Rooftops

CLT Creatives | April 22, 2020

Charlotte Musicians, In collaboration with Charlotte Center City Partners, we are seeking CLT musicians who would like to contribute to a new content series called “SHOUTing from the Rooftops” that we’re featuring in The Biscuit, our media channel ab… read more »




CATCh: Charlotte Area Sweded Film Festival Now Open

CLT Creatives, Happenings | April 9, 2020

Local comedy theater launches film contest that everyone can enter.




NERD ALERT! “Intelligent Nightlife” Series Coming to Charlotte Stages

Creative News, Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | November 26, 2019

Stages managed by Blumenthal Performing Arts rarely go unused, but there are odd times they can be quiet. And, there’s nothing lonelier than an empty stage. No worries, though. The Blumenthal team has a plan. About 18 months ago, Blumenthal Performin… read more »




A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation Podcast

Charlotte is Creative | October 31, 2019

Since Matt, Tim and the entire Charlotte Is Creative team is preparing to get “Lost” at CreativeMornings/Charlotte tomorrow, it’s only fitting that their appearance on the Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation podcast would be released today. Check out their… read more »




UnCommon Details: Peter Pan at Children’s Theater

Happenings, Photography | October 24, 2019

The Biscuit’s co-publisher, Matt Olin, saw his first Broadway show at age seven: Peter Pan, starring Sandy Duncan. From the moment Peter flew over his head in the front row, he was hooked on theater forevermore. So you can imagine how nostalgic he wa… read more »




CM/CLT Jams Out With Our Muse John Tosco

CLT Creatives, CreativeMornings/CLT, Videos | October 2, 2019

Let’s throwback to the September 6th CreativeMornings/Charlotte event, where an audience of more than 350 Daybreak Legends gathered at Project 658 in East Charlotte to hear John Tosco and his band of misfit music-makers deliver a beautiful blend of s… read more »




Grandma’s Recipe Wins the Day at the CCCP Chili Cook-Off

Exploring Charlotte, Happenings | September 17, 2019

What’s Matt Olin doing on a typical Wednesday in September? If you guessed, “Judging a chili cookoff alongside a Beard Award-winning baker and a city councilmember,” damn that was a good guess. After pushing through the meat sweats, the winner of Cha… read more »