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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, October 27, 2011

Quilt: A Musical Celebration and Reflection on 30 Years

I recommend you consider attending this upcoming benefit, which takes place on November 28th, and reflects on the past 30 years of raising AIDS awareness. A lot has been accomplished, but there's a long way to go. Looks like a special evening, with a lot of talent involved.

From the website:

Thirty years after the virus devastated New York City, swept the nation, and forever changed the world, a new threat looms, that of complacency. HIV/AIDS is a problem that has yet to be overcome, and as the harrowing days of the early 1980s slip further from the public conscience and strides are made in treatment, there is the widespread and dangerous misconception that the virus no longer serves as cause for concern. Through the use of the performing and visual arts, this event will honor all those who have been lost senselessly due to this vicious disease, celebrate those who have championed the afflicted, and mark a renewed commitment to ending this pandemic that has robbed us of too many bright futures.

Tickets are here.

1 comment:

isaac butler said...

Holy shit. I was in the first production of QUILT as a child actor in DC> We performed at the University of Maryland (who co-produced it) and at the Smithsonian. Later, the cast marched with the AIDS quilt in Clinton's first inaugural parade, during which I made the love sign (a now disused but then important hand gesture in the gay rights movement that looks like Spider-man mid-web-shot) and he made it back to me.

The director of that production told us on opening night that he was HIV positive. He has since passed away.