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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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children is available on Indie Theater Now

Now that The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children's run as a part of the New York International Fringe Festival and the Fringe Encore Series has come to an end, there's one more way you can enjoy the show. The text itself is now available to be added to your library at Indie Theater Now.

Here's a link to the show's page, with a new author's note.

Only $1.29 to add and read. Enjoy.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Metrics, Metrics

A valuable look at the role of metrics and funding in the arts from Alexis Clements on Hyperallergic. Give it a read.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Neil Young on what he was hired for

“I work for the muse,” he said. When he swerved into techno and country after Geffen Records signed him in the early ’80s, Young was accused of making “unrepresentative” music. He responded by taking a pay cut of half a million dollars for each of his next three albums. “I’m not here to sell things. That’s what other people do, I’m creating them. If it doesn’t work out, I’m sorry; I’m just doing what I do. You hired me to do what I do, not what you do. As long as people don’t tell me what to do, there will be no problem.”

From NYTimes.


Pam and I took in Detroit at Playwrights Horizons this past weekend. Some terrific actors and its very well-staged. Fire. Blood. Meat cooking. Swirling sets. Fun.


Why does the play take place in the 'suburban outer ring of a mid-sized city' if the play is called Detroit? Is it just Detroit of the mind? The Detroit of the soul? Or does it actually take place in Detroit?

I simply wonder. That's all I do.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Isaac on "We Built This"

I highly recommend this post and thought. Very true.

UPDATE: Or not so much. Hey, it happens.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 08, 2012

The Zebra Shirt of Lonely Children returns tonight

Our first performance as a part of the Encore Series is at 8pm tonight at the Huron Club at the Soho Playhouse.

There are still a few tickets available!