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Matthew Freeman

STANDARDS OF DECENCY SERIES 1

Seven short plays that explore what it means (or what it takes) to offend, to be obscene, and/or to be transgressive.

STANDARDS OF DECENCY SERIES 2: BLUE COYOTE'S HAPPY ENDINGS

A collection of six short plays about the lives of sex workers.

STANDARDS OF DECENCY SERIES 3: 300 VAGINAS BEFORE BREAKFAST

A program of eight short plays that explore how the internet has changed the nature of pornography and sex.

THE AMERICANS

A young man writes a poem, “The Americans,” so beautiful that the walls of his room rise into the sky and explode, covering New York in wood and plaster rain; for three young men vaguely nervous about what their lives are becoming, it is, at least, something different.

THE GREAT ESCAPE

Things have changed since Henry last visited Mom; for starters, the décor is decidedly kitschier, and his sister Catherine decidedly creepier; and Mom has a new husband; and she’s locked herself upstairs.

THE LISTENERS

A surreal drama about memory and ritual.

THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE

When Mother and Father celebrate their long and happy marriage with an unprecedented ceremonial unwedding, their friends and relations gather from all over to feast on the spoils; get ready for this sprawling satire on contemporary marriage and American fundamentalism.

WHY WE LEFT BROOKLYN

A darkly comic snapshot of an ambitious, aging, evangelically ethical, and heartbroken group who are navigating their own marriages, livelihoods, and sputtering dreams.

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 and 2011. 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.