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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.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Writing plays that use your family and friends

As characters, templates, fodder. Have you? Would you?

3 comments:

August Schulenburg said...

I rarely do it deliberately, but somehow it always happens, even in plays that seem completely divorced from my real life. Heather and my sister are always pointing out things that I didn't even notice I put in...

Dan Freeman said...

I've never heard of you doing anything of the sort

epfeffin said...

Yes I have. Artistically it's been productive. Socially it's been awkward.