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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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Lately, I keep starting blog posts and then going "naw" and starting over and then deleting them. I apologize.

Someday, I will have my groove back, like Stella.

In the meantime, read this post I wrote in 2007: Rules for the Writing of Plays. It should placate you. It's also absolutely true, all of it.


ukejackson said...

I think you mean "comedy or tragedy" in Rule #5. Drama covers both.

From Wikipedia: "The two masks associated with drama represent the traditional generic division between comedy and tragedy. They are symbols of the ancient Greek Muses, Thalia and Melpomene. Thalia was the Muse of comedy (the laughing face), while Melpomene was the Muse of tragedy (the weeping face)."

ukejackson said...

I guess you could call me a usage freak.

Freeman said...

I think I was trying to be funny!

joshcon80 said...

"A 59 year old housewife with a mournful eye on her past as an alcoholic."

I know you were being funny, but I think that's a beautiful character description. I'd write that play.