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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.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Writing a play is like reposting an old post

I was paging through some older posts and found this one from last year, which I liked quite a bit. Here it is again.

Writing a play is like...


Jim Knable said...

Trying to go from being a playwright to a novelist is like getting all your actor friends together to read audio, calling in a favor to a friend with a cool website and getting him to serialize your novel, learning how to tweet to everyone from Hustler to GleekDaily while trying not to alienate several real friends in the process, and posting comments on other playwrights' blogs in hopes of mutual back-scratching. Actually, that's not what it's like. That's what it is. The Exonerated's Erik Jensen and Jessica blank read this week's chapter of Jim Knable's serial novel SONS OF DIONYSUS. They're, like, awesome. http://frontpsych.com/2011/11/11/fiction-friday-sons-of-dionysus-chapter-5/

Megan Potter said...

And equally important, writing plays means valuable practice in creating subtext through dialogue.