Strangely enough, I find myself employed in a business that buys life insurance policies. The short version of this is, the company pays someone cash to become the owner of their life insurance. When that person dies, the company reaps the rewards of the policy.
Yes, the company I work for makes money when people drop dead. Plus, they try to figure out just how sooooon they're going to drop dead...the sooner the better for a better "investment."
But rife with comic possibilities.
- 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.