I've never pretended to be. I'm a playwright who writes a blog. I've been pretty clear and honest with whomever reads this. So, it's not my inclination to respond to Thomas Garvey's post with something like this (at Parabasis). I'll link to it for the interested, though.
Many of the people who would like me to use this space in a way that suits them, for their entertainment or enlightenment or because they want me to be a more vocal advocate on some issue or another, don't have any personal stake in my growth or success as an artist. I do different math about my decisions, because they directly affect me. I earn nothing here. I just do this because I enjoy it, and I hope you enjoy reading it. If you don't, and my hit count drops to zero, that won't get me fired or anything.
I do look for ways to substantively contribute. I do my best. If you'd like a blog that rakes non-profit theaters over hot coals for their sins or takes artists to task for their inadequacies, there's something wonderful you can do: write it yourself.
- 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.