Because my friend John Devore does not maintain a blog of his own, I'd like
to draw attention to a phrase he's recently coined.
The term is "Avant Populi," which he applied to both "The Most Wonderful
Love"and Ian Hill's latest work.
I'd like to, if I can coax him publicly, invite John to define the term. I
think it's about as clever as it is apt. Also, I like to get his
big lying mouth out in public so he can shake it around for my amusement.
John? Are you awake? Somebody wake up Hicks.
- 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.