A.S. Freeman

A.S. Freeman

A.S. Freeman started writing and directing in the shadow of Michigan's capital over 10 years ago. While his work has taken him around the country, he’s never lost his midwestern roots - and they serve him well in his current position as Artistic Director of Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) in Rolla, MO. At OAT, Freeman is leading the company into a new era of growth, expansion, and stabilization, building on the...
A.S. Freeman started writing and directing in the shadow of Michigan's capital over 10 years ago. While his work has taken him around the country, he’s never lost his midwestern roots - and they serve him well in his current position as Artistic Director of Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT) in Rolla, MO. At OAT, Freeman is leading the company into a new era of growth, expansion, and stabilization, building on the 30 year history that preceded his arrival.

Freeman has acted and directed across the country, from New York to Los Angeles. He has written and directed two off-off Broadway shows (Love, and When Johnny Comes Marching Home). His writing has also been seen on stage in Indianapolis, Lansing, and Chicago.

Plays

  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home
    A metatheatrical retelling of Chekhov's Three Sisters exploring the cost of war on American soldiers, and if the battle is worth the cost.
  • "Just" Detroit
    A young girl plays in the street, two gang members argue, and the CEO's of the Big Three automakers testify before Congress in this ensemble word poem.
  • A Jesus Christ Christmas
    At Jesus' birthday party, his brother James gets a little drunk and confronts his brother about the true meaning of Christmas.
  • Mary's Christmas Story
    Mary and her boyfriend Joseph sit with her family at dinner and explain that they're getting married and that she's pregnant. Not a conversation anyone wants to find themselves in, especially when you're also trying to convince her family that Joseph isn't the father, God is.
  • Love
    45 minutes before her wedding, Claire’s long time on-again, off-again boyfriend Scott arrives to try and win her back one last time. As their conversation unfolds in real time, they examine past moments in their relationship through flashbacks, taking the audience to those moments to examine the faultiness of memory and the messiness of young love.
  • Home Life
    An exploration of the role of power, control, jealousy and violence within relationships both gay and straight.
  • Not So Pretty
    As the power goes out on a typical suburban home, a families secrets begin to come to life. The son attempts to apologize for his past actions, while also attempting to fix his relationship with his parents. We quickly learn that the son is an actor turned prostitute, dating the woman who brought him into the business. His mom is having an affair with his pimp (unbeknownst to the two of them), and his dad is...
    As the power goes out on a typical suburban home, a families secrets begin to come to life. The son attempts to apologize for his past actions, while also attempting to fix his relationship with his parents. We quickly learn that the son is an actor turned prostitute, dating the woman who brought him into the business. His mom is having an affair with his pimp (unbeknownst to the two of them), and his dad is his girlfriends best customer. After discovering what his dad has been doing, and after being forced to participate in his dad’s perversions, the son and his girlfriend decide to leave the business – something their pimp won’t stand for since he’ll be losing out on a lot of money if they leave. Everything comes to a head in the darkened house, and once power is restored everyone discovers that life is not so pretty in the light.