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Matthew Glassman

Matthew is a member of the Double Edge Theatre Ensemble which he joined 20 years ago in 2020. He is a co-creator, actor, writer, teacher, and director. He most recently co-wrote and co-directed Double Edge's 2019 Summer Spectacle, I am the Baron, based on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. He is currently acting in Double Edge’s Leonora & Alejandro based on the visionary surrealist artist, Leonora Carrington among other shows in the company’s touring repertory. In 2014, he began the Art & Survival Biennial which brings artists, activists, and thinkers together for a two-day gathering which he continues to co-lead to this day. He is a member of the Arts Culture & Commoning Working Group and proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Art of the Rural as well as the HowlRound Advisory Council. He has been a repeat panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and is an Advisor for the Community Foundation of Western Mass’ Valley Creates Initiative. He was nominated for the Doris Duke Impact Award, the US Artists Award and was a finalist for the Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. He lives and works in rural Ashfield, MA.

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The Promise of the Commons
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The Promise of the Commons

10 October 2019

In honor of World Commons Week 2019, a working group of eleven US-based arts and cultural makers share their vision on how adopting a commons-based approach can help transform the arts into a more equitable and just field.

Creating Cultures
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Creating Cultures

Double Edge on University Campuses

29 October 2014

What we really needed—and received—was a place to develop an unfinished work in a professional touring locale with Chicago audiences, and to prototype a student chorus that would be trained to perform in the work. Simultaneously Columbia College had the Double Edge ensemble embedded in its department for nearly a month. Acting students had daily access to training. Directors, playwrights, and actors could observe rehearsal and process regularly.

Friday Phone Call # 52
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Friday Phone Call # 52

Matthew Glassman & Amrita Ramanan of Double Edge Theatre

14 March 2014

Listen to weekly podcasts hosted by David Dower as he interviews theater artists from around the country to highlight #newplay bright spots. This week: Matthew Glassman and Amrita Ramanan of Double Edge Theatre, located in Ashfield, Massachusetts.

Growing a Living Culture
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Growing a Living Culture

17 October 2012