Congratulations to Tony Simotes.
Many an Emerson College graduate from my era felt keenly affected by the comings and goings at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. Tony worked at Emerson briefly and directed me in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (I was Givola) and Richard III. Two of the best experiences I had in college. He's a dynamic character, a kick ass fight director, and basically took no bullshit from us. Loved it.
For those inclined to know such things, in Richard III, Matthew Trumbull and I played the murderers, and we had the pleasure of killing one David DelGrosso, playing Clarence.
- 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.