My last play, The Listeners, was quite a cool, weird production. The text, I think, is its own kind of fun. Of it, Helen Shaw at Time Out New York said:
"Matthew Freeman’s The Listeners boasts a swinging, Aleister
Crowley naughtiness. It’s a Lynchian fable set in a bed-and-breakfast
where time has a habit of looping back on itself. Imagine The Wicker Man sprinkled with Pinter: dark and silly, silly and dark."
So, why don't you give it a read for yourself?
- 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.
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Today, The Listeners closed at the Brick. I have to say, a run of over two months was such a rare treat, and nearly impossible given the state of the Showcase Code. Thanks to all the non-equity performers that entered into substandard contracts in order to make my dream a reality. Thanks for everyone who attended our show over the past few months. To see a play like this really take root and grow means everything.
Because of this success, I've decided that all my productions going forward will be pay-what-I-will. Meaning, when you come to the door, I'll assess you, and assign you a ticket price based on what I think your means probably are.
"Always prepare realistic ideals! Loving folly, over ole Lord Spring!" - William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act I, Scene iv
Posted by Freeman at 8:17 AM