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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, May 27, 2010

David DelGrosso on THAT OLD SOFT SHOE

From nytheatre.com's Companion to the Too Soon Festival. Check out all the interviews here.


Q: David, this is the third show in 4 years that you have appeared in at the Brick summer festival that was written by Matt Freeman and directed by Kyle Ancowitz. Yet on the press release, only they are mentioned, as if none of the shows' success is attributable to you. But I know better. So the question is: why are these guys so aggressive in getting all the press attention for themselves, do you think; and why do you continue to work with them?

A: The work I do is edgy and dangerous, and I attract a pretty dangerous crowd. The Brick knows that my devoted following are passionate, unusual, and often unpredictable. They don't always know how to express their love for me in a healthy way. I can understand their reluctance to poke directly at the hornet's nest of my strange, largely Internet-driven fanbase with something as provocative as a mention in a press release. The first work that I did when I got to New York was in the old Theatre Row building on the corner of 42nd and Dyer. That is now an empty lot filled with rubble. That's all I can legally say about that.


Lacy said...

it's entirely true. As a DelGrosso fanatic, I've been stockpiling mylar, sudafed and unsweetened peanut butter in anticipation of his next appearance. DAVID. DAAAAAVID.

David Johnston said...

I was actually onstage with David DelGrosso for one of these productions. Memories of his deranged fanbase and their homemade 'toys' drove me from the business. This blog posting has brought up terrible memories.

David D. said...

To My Legions,

Sweep the Leg.