Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. They also ruled that the parties challenging in favor of Proposition 8 had no standing - essentially upholding same-sex marriage in California.
A very good day for equal protection and equal rights. The fact that I happen to work at the ACLU today makes it all the more strange and fantastic for me. Sometimes, the good guys win.
- 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.
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Best Ten Minute Plays 2012 from Smith & Kraus.
It also features two other plays that were a part of Standards of Decency 3, including A Lesson, by David Johnston!
Thanks to Blue Coyote Theater Group and the original cast for their work on the show, and of course, thanks to Smith & Kraus.
Posted by Freeman at 8:57 AM
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
I'm happy to announce that my new play, WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN (Or The Dinner Party Play), will open at the end of August at the Fourth Street Theater. It's produced by Theater Accident in association with Blue Coyote Theater Group, and directed by Kyle Ancowitz.
It features a stellar cast, including Rebecca Davis, David DelGrosso, Amanda Jones, Jay Leibowitz, Sarah K. Lippmann, Susan Louise O'Connor, Andrew Schwartz, Moira Stone, and Matthew Trumbull.
WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN is a darkly comic snapshot of the recession-era bourgeoisie: ambitious, aging, evangelically ethical, and heartbroken. These are the children of the divorce explosion and the Reagan revolution, now navigating their own marriages, livelihoods, and sputtering dreams.
More details on the way!
In the meantime, won't you support our fundraising campaign on IndieGoGo? I figured you would! You're awesome that way.
Posted by Freeman at 10:42 AM