For those that keep track of this sort of thing, Scott Walters has written a farewell. I suspect, honestly, that the good professor will return in good time. But I do think he's working hard to drive conversations about theatre forward, and it's fair to say that blogging has its limitations, especially for the passionate. Eventually, you have to go out and vote, if you know what I mean.
Theatre Ideas is not about Scott Walters (unlike my blog)... it is about conversation and challenge and a whole lot of anger. Good stuff, even when it got rocky. That sort of thing SHOULD be rocky.
It's too bad that his parting post sends a parting shot to those of us living in the cities. In the age of the internet, geography means less than ever. Or it could. Or it should.
If it does come to pass that Scott no longer maintains his blog, I'll say that he's contributed a great deal over the last two years, and will be missed.
But I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a quick return.
- 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.