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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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Announcing my new eBook - Short Plays For Grown-Ups

 Announcing my latest eBook, now available through Amazon...SHORT PLAYS FOR GROWN-UPS

This digital-only collection features some of my short, comedic plays, including "The White Swallow," "What To Do To A Girl," "The Metaphor," "The Dress You Should Wear" and "Last Words." 

The first three were all a part of the Standards of Decency series, also available here.

"The Dress You Should Wear" is quietly one of my favorite plays, a quick, mean piece for two women.

"Last Words" was a part of the One-Minute Play Festival way back in 2008.

The collection is only $2.99.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Standards of Decency Series Collections now available

I'm pleased to announce that IndieTheaterNow has published Blue Coyote Theater Group's Standards of Decency series in three digital collections.

Standards of Decency was the name of three themed productions of short plays, where playwrights were challenged to show justifiable use of nudity, blasphemy and/or profanity. I was lucky enough to participate in each production, with the plays What To Do To A Girl (pictured above, with Joseph Yeargain, Cat* Johnson and Matthew Trumbull), The White Swallow and The Metaphor. Each of those three plays, only a few minutes long, are some of my favorite pieces, and I'm thrilled they've been made available to read and perform.

You can find each collection below, featuring work by David Johnston, David Foley, Brian Dykstra, Boo Killebrew, John Yearly, Adam Szymkowicz, Kristen Palmer and more.

Standards of Decency Series 1 (Featuring What To Do To A Girl)

Standards of Decency Series 2 - Blue Coyote's Happy Endings (Featuring The White Swallow)

Standards of Decency Series 3 - 300 Vaginas Before Breakfast (Featuring The Metaphor)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Blogging about Much Ado

My dear friend Ian is blogging about his experience directing a production of Much Ado About Nothing at Winchester Thurston, where he graduated from high school many years ago. So far, it's sensitive, insightful and a pleasure to read. Very few people have as much insight about Shakespeare as Ian. Give it a read.


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Reading - Wednesday night

I'm having a reading of a new play of mine, open to all and free, tomorrow night at the Alchemical Theater Laboratory at 8pm.

The play is called That Which Isn't. It'll be performed by David DelGrosso, Katherine Gooch-Breault and Moira Stone.

Love to see you there and hear your thoughts.