George: Of robot hearts, honesty and grand things

April 21, 2011 • 3
I want to be a playwright. I’ve been fighting it for years because I never thought I’d have the strength to explain that that’s what I want to do: “What are your plans?” “I’m going to be a playwright.” “Good for you.” And then I get that special nod, that “Oh you’re choosing an artistic »

George: Freedom isn’t free

January 21, 2011 • 1
Few things give me as much pleasure as converting someone to the golden salvation of Gmail. Non-believers of Gmail wrongly assume their e-mail clients are the way to go. You have your Apple Mail users who don’t understand what a pain in the ass it is to drag mail to folders; your Yale Mail users »

What to do with your summer

December 3, 2010 • 0
The rain is blowing sideways. A tree-shaped object is being placed on the New Haven Green. Scarves are being worn by people that aren’t Yale grad students. Oh dear God. It’s time to start thinking about summer again. Also, it’s winter. But being a Yale student, each day is only a reminder that tomorrow is »

WEEKEND | Restaurant Week: Union League Cafe

November 11, 2010 • 1
The fact that I had to Google what part of the cow “beef cheeks” refers to should tell you I’m not the intended customer for Union League Cafe. But after hanging the old Jansport in the coat check closet, they sat me and my two friends down and gave us the deluxe treatment. My lunch »

George: a haunting in Old Saybrook

November 5, 2010 • 0
I directed this play at the beginning of the year called “Thom Pain” where the main character ends the show by saying the word “fear” very slowly: “Efff. Fff. Eeear.” It looks worthless on the page but it works when you say it out loud. Try it right now. Don’t just read it, participate, say »

George: Get away. Eat Fried stuff.

October 22, 2010 • 0
Take a weekend off from Yale. Just do it. Leave it all behind, escape the bubble, give yourself a break. My whole college career, I’ve known this to be a truth, but that doesn’t mean that actually made me do anything. Every year, I’ve been all “oh no, oh gosh, I might get behind on »

Insecurities: Have them, sometimes

August 27, 2010 • 2
The first week at Yale can be overwhelming for newcomers, so I’ve graded various sentiments of insecurity that may cross a budding freshman’s mind: an “A” means that the statement is completely true, a “B” means it’s partially true, etc., all the way down to F, which means you are so wrong you should go »

Mexico… in Denver

March 26, 2010 • 2
In Denver, Colorado, there are surely many things to see. Its tourism website boasts mounds of shopping, world class museums and jeeping. (What is jeeping? Is it driving a jeep? But intensely? Can one go “camry-ing?”) “When you wake up in Denver, adventure awaits.” Catchy tagline. The website doesn’t take into account some activities that »

Muppets madness spreads to YouTube

February 12, 2010 • 3
I’ve probably seen “The Great Muppet Caper” seventy three times. This is a hyperbole, but my point is easily understood: I fucking love the Muppets. Everyone does. What could one possibly say to bring them down? “Oh. Their furry physical appearances and generally happy-go-lucky demeanors really grind my gears.” Get off your high horse, hypothetical »

A prayer for the iPad

January 29, 2010 • 2
Before I went to bed this past Tuesday night, I did what any good Apple consumer does before the annual Apple conference in January: I said a prayer. Dear Lord. Give me strength to hate the new Apple product that Steve Jobs unveils tomorrow. No matter what he shows, I am pre-programmed to love it, »

George: The importance of honest evenings

November 6, 2009 • 0
What do you think a play called “A School for Greybeards or The Mourning Bride” could be about? It could literally be about a school for people with beards that are grey. Or it could be a metaphor somehow. Or maybe it’s about a night college for retired pirates who have reclaimed their lives after »

George and Williams: A Tale of Two Tales: The Breakdown

October 23, 2009 • 0
scene reporters Matthew George and Tessa Williams interviewed the writers and directors of the upcoming entertainment extravaganza “A Tale of Two Tales: Two One Act Plays by Tessa Williams and Matthew George.” Here is that exclusive interview: MG: Why are you holding a two-liter bottle of Coke? TW: Hello there [checking notepad] Matthew. MG: Hello »