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Matthew cast in 'a hand emerges in the water' by Matthew Freeman, part of THE HOLLOW at the Brick Theater, May 23-June 2

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Matthew has been cast in a night of short experimental works by his frequent and longtime collaborator Matthew Freeman at the Brick Theater.  He will co-star in a piece titled 'a hand emerges in the water' with David DelGrosso, and the night will also feature Dee Beasnel, Tammi Clayton, Christy Escobar, Susan Ferrara, Robert Honeywell, Rohana Kenin, Sarah K. Lippmann, Moira Stone, Matthew Trumbull and Stacey Weckstein.  Ticket information soon!

Matthew stars in WE ARE A MASTERPIECE by Gina Femia, at the 14th Street Y, Retro Productions, April 7-21,2018

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Matthew plays Father Jerome in WE ARE A MASTERPIECE by Gina Femia, a powerful drama set in Kalamazoo, MI at the dawn of the AIDS crisis in the early 80's.  He is the brother of Joan, a nurse at the local hospital who befriends and grieves the gay men under her care who are dying of the disease. This is Matthew's fifth Retro Production, and his first full production of a Gina Femia play.

WE ARE A MASTERPIECE by Gina Femia

Directed by DeLisa White

April 7-21, 2018
at the Theater at the 14th Street Y

344 East 14th Street, NYC

Set Designer... Rebecca Cunningham          Sound Designer... Jacob Suboick
Costume Designer... Viviane Galloway          Properties Designer... Sara Slagle
Lighting Designer... Asa Lipton                    Stage Manager... Elizabeth Ramsay

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Back-to-back New Dramatists readings by Matthew Freeman and Kirk Wood Bromley, Nov. 20th and 21st, 7pm!

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It's a busy week before the holiday for Matthew, who will star in two play readings by New Dramatists resident playwrights Matthew Freeman, a longtime collaborator of Matthew's, and Kirk Wood Bromley, author of DOGGO DUMPS FAMMY, which Matthew starred in at Kirk's ND induction ceremony earlier this year.  

 
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THE ENC

by Matthew Freeman

Monday, November 20, 7pm

New Dramatists, 424 West 44th Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)

Free, please reserve

The ENC is a new version of The Emperor's New Clothes. When a famed tailor creates a special garment for the Emperor, it throws the citizenry into chaos. His counselors must decide: do they participate in the Emperor's parade to celebrate his new raiment? Or do they risk admitting what their eyes can see?

WANT'S UNWISHT WORK

by Kirk Wood Bromley

Tuesday, November 21, 7pm

Monday, November 20, 7pm

New Dramatists, 424 West 44th Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)

Free, please reserve

Conceived as a kind of sequel to / remix of Love's Labour's Lost with a cast of 17 performers, Want's Unwisht Work takes place "400 years and 6 months" after the Lords of Navarre took a vow of celibacy. The play was first produced under the dramaturgy and direction of Aaron Beall at Nada, a storefront theater on Ludlow Street, NYC, in 1996, and inspired Michael Feingold of The Village Voice to title Bromley "The Verse Play Champion."

 

Matthew cast in reading of Kirk Wood Bromley's DOGGO DUMPS FAMMY at New Dramatists 2017 New Playwright Welcome, Sept. 11., 2017

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Matthew has been cast in the acting company for The 2017 New Playwright Welcome event at New Dramatists.  He will be performing in a reading of DOGGO DUMPS FAMMY by New Dramatists inductee Kirk Wood Bromley.  Kirk is joined this year by fellow inductees Johnna Adams, Boni B. Alvarez, Morgan Gould, MJ Kaufman, Aya Ogawa, Jiehae Park, and Andrea Stolowitz.  It is an exciting event to be a part of!

Matthew is nominated for a second NYIT Award, Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role!

On Monday, July 24, 2017, the New York Innovative Theatre Foundation announced the nominees for its annual IT Awards, and Matthew was named as one of three nominees from 'MARIAN, OR THE TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD' by Adam Szymkowicz, produced by Flux Theatre Ensemble in January/February of 2017. He is nominated for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role, for his turn as Guard #1.  The award ceremony will be in September 2017!