I continue to hear all funding for non-profits referred to in terms of economics (you need theater because it's good for local restaurants, theater's hire workers, arts organizations spur economic growth) and fewer and fewer arguments for the simple importance of excellent Humanities in all forms. It drives me mildly batshit, if you'd like to know the truth, that the Economics has become the thought leader in our country, above all else, it seems.
Which is why I so appreciate this perspective from the Guardian. Love Jerusalem and War Horse, Tony nominated and, in the case of War Horse, Tony Awarded? Thank the British taxpayer.
- 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.