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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, May 11, 2012

Adam Szymkowicz on 13P

Adam Szymkowicz notes that 13P, having made a significant impact on the New York theater scene, will end its mission and close up shop after its next production.

Two thoughts.

One: I'd like to reiterate Adam's great question. If you had to gather a new 13P, a collective of super playwrights, today...who would you choose?

Second, I admire a nonprofit that fulfills its mission and ends its work. As many of us see in the nonprofit world, once a new organization gets to work, it can fall into the rut of perpetuating itself out of a sort of reflex, revisioning its mission, just existing to exist. Setting a goal that can be achieved, and then achieving it? That's a rare feat.

1 comment:

RLewis said...

Having filled out all of the 501(c)3 forms, and tax forms, insurance and other legal hurdles over several years ourselves, it's hard to just toss all that night-after-night work and move on.

But, I'm all for more mergers & acquistions in the arts, so hopefully, they can pass along the internal structures and processes of their company to another group of Ps.