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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.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm just going to say one thing

Can we just forget this ever happened and go back to talking about Hamlet, Political Theatre and Actor's Equity? I just moved in with my girlfriend, and I'd LOVE to talk about that some more. I've got two plays heading for publication within the Month. Love to talk about that. I'm a jerk for missing Food for Fish... I can apologize for that here.

I was actually feeling lately like the theatrical blogsphere was becoming a very positive, friendly and useful place. Let's not make a liar of my instincts.

If the point of this was that people defend themselves when they feel attacked... I'm not actually surprised to hear that. If the point of it was that Scott feels he needs to fool people...that's really not my problem. I've never met Scott, and at this point, I feel like the only reason to do so is drink away ill will.

If this was what I think it was (Scott wrote something that was mostly a diatribe that he hadn't thought a ton about/Everyone goes apeshit for no reason/Scott tries to Justify His Behavior and Paint Everyone Else as a Team of Jerks) then I think I am suddenly reminded of audition season for the Musical Theatre Mainstage in college. Ugly...and pointless.

So, goodnight to this. I hope we see some Theatre Ideas from theatreideas.blogspot.com very soon. If not...you won't hear one more word from me about it.


kirabug said...

Ooh, yeah, talk more about moving in with your girlfriend :) All this stuff about theater-themed-he-said-she-said makes my head spin anyway ;)

(Or maybe I've just already tired of it in the comic communities -- where it's usually the same arguments about the same subjects, just in a slightly different medium. Sometimes I read those theater-argument posts in your blog to remind myself that the political infighting of the art community isn't limited to webcomics.)

Parentheticals aside, we want more Matt!! Matt Matt Matt Matt!!

devore said...

Is it innappropriate to mention how funny it is that the "theatre blogosphere" is so... dramatic?

Jamespeak said...

No, I think you're right. The theatrical blogsphere is seeming to become a very positive, friendly and useful place. I'm ready to move on.

So whadda you say we head out to a bar and start a fight with a bunch of strangers? Who's with me?

[insert sound of cricket noise here]

Ah, fine.

Lucas Krech said...

I certainly was enjoying the positivity. I say we return.

devore said...

Yeah, so was I.

Instead of a bar though, let's go jock bashing!


Steven Gridley said...

Hey Matt, what plays of your are going to be published? I'd like to know how to check them out. I'm guessing at least one of them is with Playscripts? I just got a proof to review from them myself. Did that take a long time or what?

Freeman said...

Hey Steve,

One of them IS Playscripts and yes, it took a very long time. Glad to see we're both on the way, though.

The other is "Genesis" which is getting published in a Martin Denton anthology. It was scheduled for publication this month, but is likely getting pushed back to later this month or September.

Joshua James said...

I've had plays into playscript for two years and still they're looking at it - takes a loooong time, i guess.

Adam said...

you're not a jerk. talk about moving in with pam. congrats on publications!

josh--publishers take forever.