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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.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday Mishmash

- Over on Theatre Notes, Alison Croggon brings up a Corrie-esque issue. Worth your time.

- John Clancy comments below on the Showcase Code and Actor's Equity Reform issue. Let's keep that conversation going. How can we reform Equity? How can we come together to change the Showcase Code in Manhattan?

- We're 90% cast for "The Most Wonderful Love." Lovely!

- Lucas Krech, John Clancy and Ian W. Hill are added to the recently reordered and updated Blog Roll to your left.

- Looking forward to seeing a few unfamiliar faces tonight.

- I suggest, whenever I get a chance, you check out Phantasmaphile because the stuff she's posting is really awesome, contemporary, punchy and creepy.

- My friend Vince Gatton (who performed in my play "The Americans") was recently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in Candy & Dorothy! GO VINCE!

- Don't do drugs kids.

- Isaac Butler talks Process. Check it out.

- My new favorite DVD is Season 1 of Wonder Showzen. The commentary track for the first episode is "Screamin'" Stephen Hawking, who tells us why he couldn't use the nickname he wanted ("Fireblood") and why being a genius is an agonizing pain we could never comprehend and also about the little tidbits we might miss if we don't watch carefully. Also, he talks about the tattoo on his thigh ("I like what you're doing girl") his left nut ("Keep going") and his right nut ("See other nut.") It's sick. This show gives me a tumor of joy. Also, it answers the question where do babies come from..."Unanswered Prayers."


P'tit Boo said...

Looking forward to it too !

Phantasmaphile said...

Great quote from Tom Waits about theatre:

"The thing about theater is it's like putting a child in the living room and coming back five minutes later expecting to find it in the same spot. It doesn't happen. It always gets into something. That's the hell of that and the great part of that. It's always evolving and it's always kind of a three-legged dog. I don't mean that in a negative way. I own a three-legged dog and I love my three-legged dog."

Found it here: http://www.keeslau.com/TomWaitsSupplement/Interviews/06-apr23-dailynews.htm

Phantasmaphile said...

Let's try that link again, shall we: