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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, May 29, 2012

Democracy Festival Opens June 1st - World Likely To End

The Democracy Festival (in which I proudly participate) will open this week with No Second Acts: A Collection of Short American Lives. It features brief plays by Gyda Arber, Eric Bland, James Comtois, Ian W. Hill, Jeff Lewonczyk, Justin Maxwell, August Schulenburg, Crystal Skillman, Alexis Sottile and Stephanie Swirsky. After this, the world ends, maybe. I predict it will. And that is all I need to do.

There are two programs.

Program A features work by Lewonczyk, Maxwell, Schulenburg, Skillman, and Swirsky
Program B features work by Arber, Bland, Comtois, Hill, and Sottile

To excite you, here are some interviews with the participants.

Eric Bland
Jeff Lewonczyk
Stephanie Swirsky
Crystal Skillman
Justin Maxwell
James Comtois (still alive!)

Buy tickets here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Travel travel travel


For those keeping score, I haven't updated since Sunday. My new job requires a great deal of travel and visiting donors. I was in Baltimore and DC for the past few days, having a fine time, meeting some wonderful people, but yes, that means less bloggery.

Which is not to say I'm not quite busy. Tickets for Confess Your Bubble are now on sale, and I would love to see you at our opening night, June 21st.

Also, I'll be releasing a new eBook of my short plays....well...shortly.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My newest love - 3eanuts.com

Peanuts cartoon with the last panel missing. Bleak. Bleak and wonderful.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bruce Goldstone

When Is A Clock (2008)
The Most Wonderful Love (2006)
Confess Your Bubble (2012)
Glee Club (2010)
The Great Escape (2003)

Standards of Decency 3: 300 Vaginas Before Breakfast (2011)

The Americans (2004)

I wanted to take a second send a shoutout to Bruce Goldstone, the brilliant artist that created all the art you see above - including the fantastic art for Confess Your Bubble. These are the images that Bruce created for postcard and poster art for my work. For me, it's a great thrill whenever I see what he's created. He encapsulates the plays, plays with the themes, makes them seem compelling and fun. You can see a whole lot of his work on other shows here, as well.

Thanks Bruce!

George Hunka on Confess Your Bubble

George sends some good thoughts to Confess Your Bubble. Much appreciated.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for CONFESS YOUR BUBBLE

Steve Burns as Senator Carl Corpuscle in CONFESS YOUR BUBBLE (Photo: Kyle Ancowitz)

Tickets are now available for CONFESS YOUR BUBBLE, my new play, starring Steve Burns and directed by Kyle Ancowitz. We are a part of the Democracy Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

Now is the time to purchase. To engage in purchasing. It is your God given right as a consumer. No, it's your responsibility. Think about My Economy.

Thursday, June 21st 8pm
Friday, June 22nd 8pm
Saturday, June 23rd 5pm
Sunday, June 24th 8pm
Tuesday, June 26th 8pm
Saturday, June 30th, 8pm

Friday, May 11, 2012

Adam Szymkowicz on 13P

Adam Szymkowicz notes that 13P, having made a significant impact on the New York theater scene, will end its mission and close up shop after its next production.

Two thoughts.

One: I'd like to reiterate Adam's great question. If you had to gather a new 13P, a collective of super playwrights, today...who would you choose?

Second, I admire a nonprofit that fulfills its mission and ends its work. As many of us see in the nonprofit world, once a new organization gets to work, it can fall into the rut of perpetuating itself out of a sort of reflex, revisioning its mission, just existing to exist. Setting a goal that can be achieved, and then achieving it? That's a rare feat.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children ...

is coming soon to the New York International Fringe Festival 2012. It's a solo play, written and performed by the unmatched Matthew Trumbull. I'm on board as the director. See here for all of this year's plays, including Matt's!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Getting out

August Schulenburg shares his thoughts about how to get out, so to speak. Give it a read.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Tony Awards Live Blogging

Hey everyone! Welcome to my liveblog of the Tony Awards annoucements!

UPDATE: Woke up late. Look terrible.  Mirrors are a big "no" for me.
UPDATE: Wait. Wait. Wait.
UPDATE: None of these people are going to be me. Christ.
UPDATE: Twitter has replaced liveblogging. Oh no. I'm obsolete.
UPDATE: Depressed, drinking. It's 10 am somewhere, right?
UPDATE: Listen, just leave me alone. You're the problem with this country ok? Not me. You.
UPDATE: Clybourne Park overlooked for Best Score. Travesty.