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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.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday Morning Notes

Good morning, true believers.

1) Interview with an Author's performance on Friday was a great success and I'd like to thank everyone who attended any of the performances. Remember that the Brick has many more shows over the next few weeks as a part of the Pretentious Festival, so check them out. $10!

2) Ever watched Slings & Arrows. God, it's good!

3) Note here the discussion of "Nation-wide Premieres." Great comments here, and I think it's all worthy reading, both pro- and con-. I'll do a full posting about this to follow up as soon as I am able.


Jamespeak said...

With regard to item #3: I think it's a Great Idea. I've wanted to be involved in something like that for a long time (having about 20 independent premieres of a show going up around the same time all over the country).

Mac said...

"Interview with the Author" is possible the most unfathomably evil play to appear on any stage on Earth. It represents not only the end of culture, but also the end of kindness and Christmas, and the onset of famine. Matthew Freeman is the reincarnated Azazel.

Freeman said...

Thank you very much Mac.

Tony said...

I second the awesomeness of Slings & Arrows

Zack said...

I love "Slings & Arrows", especially Darren Nichols.

Malachy Walsh said...


Yes, yes, yes!

Quin said...

slings and arrows... watched it from the beginning.

since i helped form a theater festival, now in it's sixth year, and the first year without me there, turning the key to open the theater...to stand there, that first few minutes..alone..waiting to watch it all happen... serving as everything from casting to production manager to cleaning toilets the first year.. to creating a great way to change the set with no way to lower the curtain on a hard play... to dealing with props that ate vs talent...

it makes me laugh in a different way.

it's brilliant.