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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, October 27, 2008

I am battling the sniffles


What say you, oh blogosphere? About sniffling playwriters and their complaints?


Ian W. Hill said...

Eat the spiciest Indian meal you possibly can. As hot as possible. Preferably in bed, relaxed. Have a pleasant video on.

Then, whiskey. I like the Jameson's for this. Enough to help get you to sleep.

Then, sleep. With luck, you will toss and turn, have strange fever dreams, and wake up in a bed soaked with sweat with NO MORE illness.

Can't guarantee it will work for you, but it's worked for me on NUMEROUS occasions, and even if it doesn't work, you have a good meal and pleasant drunk to take your mind off sniffles for a while.

NotYourGirlfriend.Really. said...

Hey. I hear those Kombucha Synergy drinks really work wonders.

Freeman said...


ian mackenzie said...

I'm wondering what Canadians can do to help Obama win the America election.


Freeman said...

Send Canadian dollars to Obama.

ian mackenzie said...

How about something more valuable, such as Monopoly money?

Troubador said...

"What say you, oh blogosphere? About sniffling playwriters and their complaints?"

I say to you what my mother always says to me.

Get a day job!

RVCBard said...

Your sniffles need to be "developed" before it's ready to be called an actual cold.

David D. said...

I have some changes to propose to your sniffles. Cuts. And I think they would be better with songs.

RVCBard said...


Indeed. Matt, don't you think it's a bit superfluous to have sniffles during breakfast, lunch, AND dinner? Why not only have sniffles when you wake up and go to sleep? Better yet - only a sniffle a day should get the point across quite nicely, don't you think? You know what? Why don't you give me the sniffles and I'll fix it for you? With my input your sniffles will be way better than they are now. After all, I know the audience!

Ian G said...

I'm not sure about the development of your sniffles. I think their journey could be clearer. Also, are you sure this is really about the sniffles? What about the moment right before the sniffles? Seems to me that's really where the conflict is.