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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.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Second Bi-Annual Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee

Coming up in December at the Brick!

Here's the line up, my own play included. More details as they become available!

MARYS
Thursdays & Saturdays at 7pm, Fridays at 9pm

ACTION JESUS
by Qui Nguyen, directed by Robert Ross Parker
The story of Baby Jesus… with fights!

THE BABY JESUS CONVERSATION
by Jason Craig, directed by Michael Gardner
A call to childhood and remembrances of what the Christmas season meant for our two nostalgic storytellers. Full of wit and piss, this little yuletide yarn summons the miracles that only children maintain surrounding the mystery of the Baby Jesus and his powers.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jason Grote, director TBA
Seven years have passed since Marley's Christmas death, and Scrooge has not changed a bit. But, on this particular Christmas, the shrimp boats lower their nets. Marley pushes his face against hers. She screams and flees back to Scrooge; on her cheek stands out in red the marks of two rows of teeth.

A BENDER FAMILY CHRISTMAS
by Carolyn Raship, directed by Daniel McKleinfeld
Ghosts, mayhem & midwestern home cooking! Join the Bloody Benders of Kansas for some holiday family fun (from which you may never escape!).

HOLLOW HALLOW
by Eric Sanders, directed by Jake Witlen
Iraq, Christmas Eve. Two American military interrogators slog through a long night away from their families, culminating in the torture of a young Iraqi man who may or may not have been mistakenly arrested. All captured on secret audiotape.

MARSHMALLOW WORLD
by Marc Spitz, director TBA
In a 12 step-style meeting full of people with sonic as opposed to substance related problems, a Jew from a very conservative family tries to cure his addiction to Christmas music.


JOSEPHS
Thursdays & Saturdays at 9pm, Fridays at 7pm

AND THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PASSED
by Jakob Holder, directed by David Barth
It’s a typical family Christmas: Mom’s addressing cards, Connie’s dreaming of snow, and Ryan’s patiently awaiting Santa’s arrival. Only, Connie’s sweating like crazy, Ryan’s locked and loaded, Mom won’t listen to anyone but Dad, and Dad is completely two-dimensional.

MOTHER MARY COME TO ME
by Eric Bland, directed by Scott Eckert
Mary did not birth Jesus. Sheila did. But Sheila died and Jesus needs a mother. And Joseph needs a lover. And Mary needs things too.

THE REVELLERS
by Aaron Mack Schloff, director TBA
They *will* celebrate the season. No rest, no peace!

SINCERELY, DR. RAVEN HARTE
by Emily Conbere, directed by Dominic D’andrea
In this musical, a newly married husband and father sits down to write his first family Christmas letter after being barraged by letters from terrifying Christmas Carolers. In writing, he starts to realize horrible, horrible things.

TRAYF
by Matthew Freeman, directed by Kyle Ancowitz
A giant lobster, who has recently converted to Judaism, celebrates his first Hanukkah with the help of his rabbi. As “trayf” (food that is not kosher) the lobster finds himself ostracized by both his family and his new community.

UNCOMPLICATED
by Bob Saietta, director TBA
On Christmas Eve morn', a love triangle comes unwound as a young man breaks into his former apartment only to find his ex in the arms of another woman. UNCOMPLICATED is a bawdy farce of cross-dressing, sexual hijinks, and identity.

4 comments:

David Johnston said...

"Trayf?" Oh my. I am there.

david d. said...

Wow- look at you: You're like Duane Reade-- the day after Halloween the candy is gone and you're talking Holidays.

This doesn't get you off the hook for "The Christmas Play" that you owe us, but it will do for now. Looks like a fun lineup.

Jason said...

"trayf!" love it. can't wait. i'm gonna gather me all the mishpacha and we're gonna head on...wait - you're play is performing on shabbos? oy!

LB said...

Does it make me a strident feminist that the first thing I noticed is that there were more than 15 male names on that list and only 2 females?
Funny though...I am excited to celebrate jesus downtown theater style!