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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 28, 2007

New Year's Resolutions 2007

It's time for that fun little party game: New Year's Resolutions. Despite being, um, meager and ineffective... like all statements of purpose, they say a great deal about us.

For example... if my New Year's Resolution was "I resolve to stop staring into the refrigerator when no one's around as if food will magically appear" it would tell you all a great deal about me.

If my New Year's Resolution was "I resolve to stop purchasing DVDs that I will only watch once just because one of the characters was in a comic book" that would be telling.

If my New Year's Resolution was "I resolve to finally write that play about the severed heads" it would make your minds expand with amazing possibilities. Wouldn't it? You know it would.

So... what are your New Year's Resolutions, oh readership-of-my-heart?

Don't pretend you've got better things to do. It's Friday and all the other theater blogs are "closed" until after the New Year. Let's just be honest with each other about that.

My Comments Section is Your Disappointment Playground.


hpmelon said...

I don't believe in new year's resolutions. If I decide something needs changing I start right there and then, I don't wait for new years. If I had a new years wish, though, it would be for someone to pay me a lot of money to do whatever I felt like doing everyday, so that I could quit my job for THE MAN.

Freeman said...

It's never too early to stick it to the Man!

david d. said...

I resolve to be in better touch with my friends. When people I care about are finding out that I'm engaged because my fiancee updates her Facebook page, I know I could be doing a better job of keeping in touch.

(And here's an absurd modern moment: Facebook then sends you a notification and you have to approve it. I mean, that all makes sense, but having to click something to say, 'Yes... I am engaged to this person' was one of those 'What world are we in?' moments.)

Also, I resolve to use all my powers and skills to sabotage whatever Matt Trumbull and Matt Freeman resolve to do.

MattJ said...

what do you mean all theatre blogs are closed! I'm open!

Oh wait. I'm not really a theatre blog anymore am I.

Anyway, New Years resolutions.....um... no cigarettes, um.... become famous......lose 30 lbs....... um..... go to more concerts.....get a girlfriend....save the world.

RLewis said...

I resolve to spend more of the downtime at my day-gig for the benefit of my theater company instead of spending hours every day browsing theater blogs. Maybe I can get it to an even 50/50 split. So many addictions, so little time.

LB said...

I will buy practical black boots for the snow and rain even if they are sort of ugly.

I like a resolution I can stick to...no reason to tax myself so early in the year.

Anonymous said...

I resolve to rid the blogosphere of anonymous posts.

Anonymous said...

I failed.

(There's always next year.)

Princess E-Money said...

go to the gym when i say i will or don't feel bad about if i don't.

drink less or don't feel bad about it if i don't.

be less of a wuss about calling people that might be able to do me favors.

see more theatre.

don't drunk-smoke (which will work if i drink less).

break all but last resolution at some point. don't feel bad about it.