Matthew Freeman, Playwright

New Dramatists

Matthew Freeman

Matthew Freeman has been invited to be a playwright in residence at New Dramatists. He's proudly one of the "Class of 2021" alongside Matthew Paul Olmos, Basil Kreimendahl, Christopher Oscar Pena, Aditi Kapil, Eric Dufault, Lynn Rosen and A. Zell Williams.

Cloud Cuckooland at Dixon Place

Matthew Freeman

Work in Progress played May 2nd, 2014. Text and lyrics by Matthew Freeman. Conceived and Directed by Djahari Clark, “Cloud Cuckooland” is a new fable inspired by ancient Greek tragedies. A tragic love story about escapism and its collision with reality, performed as dance with puppetry, spoken word, song, and a live original score.  Collaborators include composer/musicians David Kammerer and Damon Ketron, Puppet Master Jesse Kingsley, and Playwright Matthew Freeman. The powerful alliance of these unique artists emerges as a transformative artistic expression of euphoria and sorrow as they explore humanity’s defensive behavior and its ramifications when confronted with the possibility of pain and loss.