It's an interesting dilemma, Off-Off Broadway. On some levels, its where all the good work is done. All the experimental work in New York, where you can spend a relatively (relatively) low sum of money and see things in action. On another hand, the audience is becoming minute.
Increasingly, Off-Off is saturated by other actors, close-friends and the occasionally curious. But rarely do those without some vested interest in the event show up just to be enlivened or entertained.
So the question becomes... are we a tree falling in the forest that no one heard?
- 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.