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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, May 25, 2007

Scott Walters Interview

Scott Walters, in the theatre blogging community, is pretty essential. Here's why: He's aching for a fight and he has a strong point of view. I might not agree with him at all times, but I respect his right to have his say. That's the wonderful thing about the internet: it's Democratic.

He is quick on the draw, at times. He can get people pretty riled up. But that's ok with me. He's not New York-Centric, and he has a unique perspective.

So I'd suggest you read the interview with him here. Watch as the Comments Section over there grows.

6 comments:

imtboo said...

well, yes, but personally, i never got over his little stunt. that's just me. i tried to get over it and i didn't. i can't ever believe anything he says now.
maybe i am being too dramatic.

Freeman said...

At this point, I've chalked that up to experience for all involved. I agree that it was poor form on his part, but I think he was feeling sort of attacked and didn't respond very well.

Praxis Theatre said...

I find the conviction of Scott's ideas seductive. It's the same reason I like David Cote so much. Both are arguing with so much passion and knowledge (and usually clarity) it's just kind of aesthetically pleasing to read.

Ian

Kyle said...

Wait, theatre is dying because I don't give Conservatives the respect they deserve?

(speechless)

TJ (Joshua) said...

Yes, it's again the fault of the liberals . . . for not respecting the disrespect handed to them by conservative fundies . . .

Obviously I've tangled with Scott many a time (and I should note he's stated in a comment that the ONLY person he's fought with is me, this whilst he was in the midst of a fight with David, heh) . . . but I wish him the best . . . he seems to be at home with an interview such as this one . . .

I'm not as interested in theory as I am of ideas in practical use . . .

Scott Walters said...

Thanks, Matt, for having let go of a year-old argument. I appreciate it.