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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, March 16, 2011

From my new play

Working on Traveling to Montpelier, my newest play. Thought it might be fun to share a bit of it with you, as I work on it. A bit of a teaser, maybe. Maybe just to remind you guys and myself that what I'm up to is really just writing, first and foremost.

These are the opening lines of the play, from the current draft.


Even though the world is a great stone that no one can lift, I believe in Jesus Christ. There never was an Atlas. Gravity is not alive. Nothing is alive. Still, there is and always was the Lord. We are far away from everything. We recycle air, we die. Then, we’re born. Nothing is made and nothing disappears. Stasis. Ice. Water freezes solid. The sun expands. Eventually, this will be the end. But still, I know that Jesus is my Savior. This whole world is just a shell, and when it burns away, what’s left, will be the Spirit.

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