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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, September 18, 2007

OOB Production Survey

Over at the NY Innovative Theatre Awards website, they're conducting a survey that I think would be a fantastic addition to conversation about producing Off-Off Broadway in New York City. Of course, participation would be key.

If you're a producer, I encourage you to do so here.

I'd love to see an annual release of these figures.

One reason, of course, is to have a conversation based on facts (or at least some version of the facts) that moves above and beyond the anecdotal and philosophical discussions that permeate Off-Off Brodaway.

Moreover, this sort of thing sparks not only discussion, but interest. Box Office, Television Ratings; these things have their own sort of fans. Off-Off Broadway could certainly benefit from some measure of data that could create these sort of interested eyes.

Again, the survey is here.

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