I've just finished reading Emergency Sex (and other Desperate Measures), which manages to be full of fantastic first person narrative, young, fresh, terrifying and accurate. In stark contrast to the ultimately thin "My Name is Rachel Corrie" (its hubub is still in the air), Emergency Sex allows for the narcissism and hubris that is almost necessary for this type of political activism and then combines it with the realities on the ground.
I hear it's been optioned for a film. Good. I recommend it highly.
- 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.