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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.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I started and stopped several blog posts

...about this. But the short version is, I think it comes off as a bit out of touch. Not that anyone asked me.

1 comment:

Jigsaw said...

Do I think Ruhl has spent too much time being hailed as a brilliant playwright, one of maybe ten or so living who actually get to live well off their plays? Perhaps.

Do I think this same essay written by an unknown would be taken differently? Yes.

Does that ultimately matter? Maybe not.

Weirdly, I respect her stance and not her explanation. I wish she'd just have come out and said "hey, I'm Sarah Ruhl, dammit, and I'm paying for this out of my own pocket. So no, I'm not letting you in for free. Because I don't care what you think, and I just wrote a check for the equivalent of your salary for the next two years. So please, leave me the fuck alone." That? That would be privilege used well.