- 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, April 11, 2008
A few thoughts:
Been a busy week. The first stumble-through came and went, but I stayed out of it and went to see Paul Simon with Pam. I was there last night and watched some excellent work being done, adjustments and staging all coming together.
Kyle and I took an early morning trip just over the PA border and filmed some footage of Route 11 near Easton and on Route 78. Also, we ate at The American Grill. We were the only two people there. Service was excellent (coffee poured repeatedly and eagerly) and we had some top-notch scrapple. Kyle's first scrapple, which he tried with maple syrup. All of this is a good and joyful thing.
We're using some footage we shot in the show. Also heard some of the music options, all of which I thought were groovy.
We have tech and dress this weekend, and then the first of three Previews (the Off-Off Broadway version) on Tuesday. Lots to do. Props and logistics and costumes. Lots of figuring out where "The Book" is on-stage at any given time.
I saw the clock in question yesterday for the first time. I like it. It's a pretty little thing.
A few trimmings of lines here and there this week, but nothing too momentous. We added a bit that includes a name-check to Mr. Boston. The booze of champions.
I hope to see you and your friends at When is a Clock, at the Access Theater. Blue Coyote Theater Group is doing tremendous work, as always.
Read about the show here.
Listen to the podcast interview here.
Purchase tickets here.
Posted by Freeman at 11:53 AM