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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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

On the other hand

As a counterpoint to this, today I received a thoughtful and kind letter from a theater I greatly admire about one of my plays. While they noted that they couldn't currently produce the play, they clearly had given it a close reading and were complimentary, specific and generous. It took them months to send this letter, and I didn't mind in the least.


isaac butler said...

Hey matt,

I loved that initial post of yours- and am happy to see that another theater treated you differently... maybe they should be named as a way of praising them!

Anyway, I finally wrote a long over-due response (or really, expansion to) your initial post here:

hope you enjoy.

Freeman said...

Hey there -

Interesting post yourself.

For the record: I'm not naming theaters at all on this subject. I don't want any theater that receives my work to think that its response might be blog fodder.

isaac butler said...

on further reflection, that's a smart move!