Saw the excellent production of Ajax in Iraq last night, produced by Flux Ensemble and directed by Gus Schulenberg. Beautifully directed, a diverse cast overflowing with talent and personality, and a smart, well-composed script by Ellen McLaughlin (read all about her here). As I watched, I kept feeling troubled that this play and subject are still relevant.
Two performances left. A must-see, as they say.
Oh and don't just take my word for it. The Times agrees.
- 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.