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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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Tuesday Wish List

Actors: What role is out there you want to perform, but haven't yet?

Directors: Name the play that you aspire to direct.

Playwrights: Is there a play on your desk, or in your head, that you someday hope to see produced?

Designers: Is there a play or musical to which you wish to lend your talents?


jones said...

Were there a role I really had an aching desire to perform, I'd probably act more frequently.

As for direction, one day I'll actually do a slapstick GODOT. Almost got it off the ground once, only to have actors disappear and backing cut. But one day. One day I'll show people it's FUNNY.

Joshua James said...

My play THE HOT NAKED TRUTH, which I feel is a strong piece but has difficult finding a home and I know not why.

Ian W. Hill said...

Oh, lord. Too many. Can't narrow it down more . . .

As an actor: Hamlet; Fredrik Egerman in A Little Night Music; Sweeney Todd; King Lear; Macbeth; Dysart in Equus; Krapp; the speaker in Ohio Impromptu; the speaker of Terminal Hip; Jamie Tyrone in Long Day's Journey; the Emcee in Cabaret; Peachum in Threepenny Opera; any part in a play written and directed by Richard Foreman

As a director: everything by Sarah Kane except Crave; Sam Shepard's Action; all of Beckett's post-1960 plays; George Bataille's Bathrobe by Richard Foreman; Machinal; Terminal Hip; Hamlet; Threepenny Opera; the original version of Kirk Bromley's Death of Don Fragrante Delicto; a staging of the extant shot-by-shot transcript of Orson Welles' 142-minute cut of The Magnificent Ambersons

As writer: NECROPOLIS 4: Green River; NECROPOLIS 5: ARTisTS; At the Ends (three short plays): "Gone," "Dear Phone," "Angels Are South"; Antrobus

As designer: Follies (lights); Machinal (lights, set, sound); Terminal Hip (set, lights); 4.48 Psychosis (lights, sound, projections)

parabasis said...

Hydriotaphia, by Tony Kusher

Laura said...

I would love to find a director for my play about the 1968 Democratic Convention. I just got a note from an agent telling me that she wanted to keep the play since she admired it, but isn't sure she can get it to play in NYC.

BTW, I usually lurk in the shadows. Nice to actually comment, for once.

Wait - actually I'm commenting more than once because I appear to be having technical difficulties with this comment thingie.

Don R. Hall said...

As an actor: Henry in Lion in Winter and Jean Valjean in the musical Les Miserables

As a director: Sweeney Todd and Marat Sade. Possibly a version of Babes in Toyland featuring an all overweight-guys-over-40 cast.

Jamespeak said...

As a writer: seeing my adaptation of McTeague get staged. Unfortunately, it looks like it's waaaaaay out of Nosedive's price range to do it up right.

George Hunka said...

Once I've got my current "projects" out of the way I've got two plays I'd like to spew out: one a meditation on the Daphne/Apollo myth called Her Own Land, another a three-hander (two women, one man, I think) set in a lavish apartment (better -- "living space") in a crumbling American or Western European city called States of Exception. But first things first.

Adam said...

I have too many plays that I've written that may never get done. too many to list. too many to think about else I become sad.