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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.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Is it okay to boo?

Isaac talks about this, as it's been discussed all over the place for some reason.

Is it just a slow summer?

No, it's not okay to boo. It's just bad manners. Does that need more explanation? Perhaps an online survey?


Brian said...

The only show I can possibly imagine myself booing is one that is blatantly prejudiced - not merely offensive or provocative, but unapologetically racist, or homophobic, or sexist, or the like.

A show I directed was booed by an audience member who took a comment on racism for racism itself. I was strangely thrilled - at least I provoked a strong response in him.

joshcon80 said...

My 1 minute play was booed in Chicago. The title of it was, "Babies Are Dumb & Nobody Cares."