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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Atlanta Fringe Audio

Check out Lift Lift Lift, now playing as a part of Atlanta Fringe Audio 2014 until June 8th.

You can, in fact, donate a fuck bucks to the artist (Theater Accident) if you like what you hear. Which I think you will.

Listen here. There's lots of great content for all you NPR and podcasting junkies, who are looking for something new.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Dramatists

In very happy news, I was offered a seven-year residency with New Dramatists. Kind of a big moment for yours truly.

I've had this blog since 2005, so that means about nine years, working with the amazing Blue Coyote Theater Group and at the Brick and the Access and all over the place. My first play produced in New York was 2001. So, it's been nearly 15 years living in New York, working Off-Off, 13 of which as a playwright. The work continues, of course. But this is a big, new step for me. Excited to see what comes next.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Refreshed and revisited personal webpage

I've updated my personal webpage, to make it simpler for me to keep current. It's now on the almighty and fun Squarespace.


Please. Read it. There are things there.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Yesterday was April Fool's Day

Yesterday was April Fool's Day. In order to have fun, I posted a photo. I was forced to remove it from the blog. It seemed to upset people. 

So for all of you that saw it, I apologize. I promise: I returned all the children in the photo to recess.

UPDATE: Belated April Fool's Day. This do not happen.

Friday, March 21, 2014

One of those thoughtful rejection letters

I can't tell if I appreciate the nice, detailed single-sentence review that is now the trend in rejection letters from large theaters - or if I feel a little condescended to by it.

Or maybe, when receiving a rejection letter, I'm difficult to please.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Killer at Theater for a New Audience

Pretty excited about The Killer by Eugene Ionesco at Theater for a New Audience with Michael Shannon. Just read it for the first time recently, shockingly enough.

Ionesco is my huckleberry.