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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, December 22, 2006

Standards of Decency Extends!

First week of the New Year, we're back for a limited time. Tickets are available now.

Make seeing a bunch of nudity and blasphemy and violence your New Year's Resolution!


Kyle said...

I was watching a documentary about Lenny Bruce last night and it got me thinking. Hipster folklore has it that Bruce was hounded to death by the Man for using four-letter words in his routine. The relative culpability of the establishment in this man's dissolution and eventual death by overdose is, I dunno...who knows? Still, he spent a lot of time in courtrooms for making noises that sound a lot like The Standard of Decency Project's marketing strategy. It really *is* amazing what we're getting away with.

How are we not in trouble? What gives us the right to say and do all the stuff we're doing in this show? It isn't "America"; it was America that dropped the hammer on Bruce in 1966, not all that long ago. It isn't "democracy" or "freedom of speech". Australia and the UK had both, and they actually banned him from their shores. Is it "progress"? I guess we've made a few improvements with civil rights and women's lib, but we still have this problem with sticky overseas wars. So are we all -- as a nation, or as a global cultural marketplace -- just feeling a lot more informal? What happened?

Bloggers, can you tell me why Freeman isn't in jail?

Jamespeak said...

I think Mr. Freeman has eluded prison because he's just too damn purty to spend time behind bars. Seriously, the judge and jury just can't stay mad at him.