Matthew Glassman; Actor, Writer, Co-Artistic Director

Matthew Glassman began working with Double Edge Theatre in 2000. Glassman is currently working on The Grand Parade, which premiered at Arena Stage (Washington, DC) in February 2013, followed by its Russian premiere at The Golden Mask Festival in Moscow. He has also co-created the last three performances of Double Edge’s Garden of Intimacy and Desire cycle in leading acting roles. In Republic of Dreams, based on the work of Polish-Jewish artist Bruno Schulz, Glassman developed the autobiographical role of Joseph/Bruno Schulz. He also created the role of Sancho Panza in the UnPOSSESSED, which premiered at La MaMa ETC (2004), and has toured to numerous venues in the US and abroad, including festivals in Spain and Poland, and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Glassman has led training for workshops at Emerson College, UMASS Amherst, NYU, Columbia University, Boston University, University of Georgia, MIT, Trinity College, The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and others. He has worked extensively in elementary schools throughout New England under National and State Arts in Education and was recently awarded the Mary Lyon Foundation “Spirit of Adventure Award” for innovative support of local education.    

Glassman serves on the board of the Network of Ensemble Theaters, co-leads the National Rural Arts & Culture Working group and has served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.