A few nice things have dropped onto my plate as of late.
First off, a piece of mine has been chosen to appear in the Pretentious Festival at the Brick Theater this summer. Kyle and I are developing it as we speak. It's called An Interview With The Author and it will be, essentially, a sort of interview with myself about my work. Which is, as we all know, navel-gazing, meta-meta pretention in its purest form.
I'll keep everyone up to date as that progresses. It should be fun. I still have to sign all the agreements and go to the meetings and whatnot. The ideas Kyle and I are shooting back and forth are, so far, rather exciting.
Second, Kyle and I got past the first round for the New Directors/New Works series at the Drama League with my play, Bluebeard. I actually rather quickly turned over the first draft in order to give them a sense of what we are trying to develop. Even if they don't decide to go for the piece, I'm proud of what it is shaping up to be. It's, so far, rather dark and hazy and grisly. We'll see how it all shapes up.
- 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.