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The Affair by Colette Freedman

Posted: February 9, 2013 at 12:33 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

On this episode of Enterprise Radio, Colette Freedman, an internationally produced playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who has collaborated on projects with best selling authors Michael Scott and Jackie Collins has just released her most recent project, a work of fiction entitled The Affair.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Colette Freedman discuss the following:

  • You’ve had many interesting careers: all-American athlete, commercials director, actress and now writer.  Why so many jobs?
  • In your plays and now your book, you write about women in a really interesting way.  Sister Cities is about four daughters and their relationship with their mother. The Affair is about 2 women and their relationship with the one man. What’s unique about the female perspective that lends to women making such good writers?
  • During the research process for your book The Affair, what did you learn about how the internet age and social networking sites have changed how people have affairs?
  • You’ve lived in LA for over a decade. How has it changed over time and does living there benefit the creative process?
  • I see in your biography that you’ve traveled around the world.  How has this affected you and where is your favorite travel destination?
  • Please tell us what’s next for you and where our listeners can find you.
  • Do you have any advice for the listener that has considered writing a book?

Duration: 8:16

COLETTE FREEDMAN is an internationally produced playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who was recently named one of the Dramatist Guild’s “50 to Watch”.

Her play Sister Cities (NYTE, 2009) was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews:  It has been produced around the country and internationally, including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur) and Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle). She has authored fifteen produced plays including Serial Killer Barbie (Brooklyn Publishers, 2004), First to the Egg (Grand prize shorts urban shorts festival), Bridesmaid # 3 (Louisville finalist 2008), and Ellipses… (Dezart Festival winner 2010), as well as a modern adaptation of Iphigenia in Aulis written in iambic pentameter.

She was commissioned to write a modern adaptation of Uncle Vanya which is in preproduction and has co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for a National Tour. In collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows,  (Tor/Macmillan) The play version of The Affair (Kensington) is touring Italy next month.

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