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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.

Monday, February 28, 2011


I have returned from Guatemala, rested! Pam and I went to Antigua, Tikal, Chichicastenengo and Lake Atitlan. Beautiful. Now, ready for more blogging.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Hey everyone -

I'm away on vacation in Guatemala for the next week. Whatever I hoped to post before then will have to wait until I return. In the meantime, I hope you all will enjoy this.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Electronic Playscripts

I just bought Infectious Opportunity, by James Comtois for my Kindle. Martin Denton has also entered the eBook market, putting one of his many anthologies in the format.

Right now, as far as I know, neither of the publishers that carry my work offer eBooks. Curious what you all think of the prospect. It seems like it would be extremely useful for play publishers, but it's also a very new market, and perhaps there are challenges to the licensing model that works with this format.

Would you buy a play for the Kindle? Are you just basically opposed to the format? Do you see reasons why this isn't going to work for the stage? Or do you think it's just inevitable that digital publishing comes to Drama?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blog = Empty Hole of Nothingness?

No, no. Not yet. Just doing all sorts of exciting other things that are requiring my attention. Which means you, blog readers, keep getting me posting "Oh SO sorry I'm not blogging so much." Like some jerk.

Example: tomorrow is my wife's birthday and also Valentine's Day. Requires focus! (This is her awesome blog, which is a lot more awesome than mine. Read it, subscribe to it, learn to love it.)

On February 17th, we are honeymooning in Guatemala for 9 days. I will not be blogging from there, but I promise to have a great time.

You are still my favorite blog readers. I find you strangely compelling. I will return a guns a-blazin' soon enough.

Here. A video.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

For all of you playing at home

In terms of my own work, I just got the proofs from Playscripts for a new short play for an anthology (fun, fun!) and just finished the first draft of my new play Traveling to Montpelier. Which is, in it's current form, quite the weird little wind-up doll.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Can I also add...

Spider Man in the comics? Endless hours of amazing stories in that boring old paper format. (Now available for the iPad!)

Spider Man in the movies? A blockbuster franchise!

Spider Man on stage? A G(r)eek Chorus, a Spider Goddess, and acrobatics.

*Slaps Forehead*

Broadway, will you please stop embarrassing me in front of my friends?

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Landesman on Supply and Demand

I'll be posting some thoughts about this soon, even if I'm a bit late to the dance. As a bit of teaser, I guess I'll say that I'm finding it increasingly worrisome that the language of economics has become the default "language of the reasonable" in our public discourse.

More soon.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

A quiet week

Lots going on, and a little under the weather, so am I blogging lots? No, no I'm not. But I still love you, blog people. I still think about you. I still wonder if you're happy in your lives, if you feel fulfilled. I still stare out my Brooklyn window, at the roof of the next door building, and think "How can I make the blog readers more satisfied with me?"

Here's what I thought of.