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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, June 09, 2011

Famous actors as playwrights

Playgoer notes a not-so-great trend: Film and television actors getting plays produced in prominent Off Broadway slots. (Don't you just hate the word slots?) I thought I needed to go back and get an MFA. I didn't realize that what I'm really missing is a career on camera.

Sour grapes, served up nice and cold on this hot June day.


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2 comments:

Sabina said...

Sigh.

yes... I feel somewhat bitter.

Bruno Goldstone said...

A native-Spanish-speaking friend of mine has trouble hearing the difference between the words slot and slut. In fact, she thought there was only one word. Thus, to her ear, Vegas is crowded with "slut machines." Not far from the truth, I suppose.