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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.

Friday, August 31, 2012

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children is a part of the Encore Series starting 9/8

Thanks to all who came out (at odd times and in full force) to see The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children. The play received tremendous reviews, played to sold out houses, and received an Award for Overall Excellence in Solo Performance. As the director and co-producer, I couldn't be more happy with the results thus far. As a friend of Matt Trumbull's, I'm just thrilled that so many are coming to appreciate this versatile, charming, warm and utterly unique performer and writer.

There's more good news. The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children's run continues. We're a part of the Encore Series, which runs at the Soho Playhouse during the month of September. We're in the Huron Club, downstairs, which features a bar. If you've seen the show, you'll know easy access to a drink afterwards might appeal.

There are five performances

Saturday 9/8 at 8PM
Sunday 9/16 at 3PM
Sunday 9/23 at 5PM
Wednedsay 9/26 at 8PM
Saturday 9/29 at 8PM

As we sold out our final show at 4:15 in the afternoon, I fully expect 8pm shows and matinees will be full. So getting tickets early? A great idea. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Vote for The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

Take a few seconds to vote for The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children as the Audience Favorite of FringeNYC 2012.

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children's final performance

At 4:15pm today, Matthew Trumbull's The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children (which I directed) plays its final performance as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival 2012. The show is a critics pick at Time Out New York, recommended by the New York Press and Newsday and was well-reviewed by Theatermania, among others. More than any of that, of course, is the audience's response. I've been touched to see jaded theater-goers red eyed and smiling after Trumbull's open-hearted performance.

Tickets are no longer available online, but there are often several held back at the door. I certainly hope you'll be able to join us today.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The press raves about The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children

"[Matthew Trumbull] achieves a masterful balance between the tragedy of loss and the touching moments of humor it can create." Four Stars - Vanessa Thill, Time Out New York

"....beautifully written....what makes the tale so poignant is the amount of detail, peppered with unexpected moments of humor, woven into it. Anyone who has lost a loved one is sure to be moved by the performance..." - Dan Bacalzo, Theatermania

"The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children is a well-written piece and a fine performance." - Jo Ann Rosen, nytheatre.com

"Trumbull's piece chooses only the most important details and keeps you laughing, thinking, and at times crying all in one sitting." - Michael Roderick , One Producer In The City

Matthew Trumbull writes for Backstage


Friday, Aug. 17th, 6:45 PM
Sunday, Aug. 19th, 12:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 22nd, 5:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 24th, 4:15 PM

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fringe Festival

1) The play I directed at the Fringe, written and performed by Matt Trumbull, opens tomorrow. First performance is sold out. Come and see it. It's going to be great. The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children.

2) This blog post about the Fringe? Good to read.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Doctor Matthew Freeman on Copper

No, this is not the blog of the character from the upcoming BBC America drama Copper. But if you do find this blog because you are Googling that character, you should totally read all about me, Matthew Freeman, playwright from Brooklyn.

That would be fun for you. I think.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Indie Theater Now is now compatible with the iPad and iPhone

Indie Theater Now is a terrific collection of Off-Off Broadway or "Indie" works.

Three of my plays are published there, two of which cannot be found in any other format.

There are plays on Indie Theater Now by some of the best living playwrights working in contemporary drama today.

Before now, the reader wouldn't work on Apple devices. That's now been changed, so purchased plays can be read on iPhones and iPads. Read about the change here.