Matthew Glassman is an actor, writer, and director. He is a member of the ensemble of Double Edge Theatre which he joined in 2000. He has co-created and performed in over twenty indoor performances and spectacles. In 2019, he co-directed with Jeremy Eaton, I am the Baron, based on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen. His original adaptation of Munchausen, co-written by Mitch Polin, was recently published by Chalk and Fire Publishing. Glassman makes not so obvious connections between the realms of theatre, nature and the environment -- and other sectors, such as social movements, local culture and politics. In this vein, he created the Art & Survival Biennia in 2014, which since has brought over a hundred artists, activists, and thinkers together for a two-days encounter and inquiry. Currently, he is researching a new artistic work with children. Glassman is also a Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College and an advisor for LISC and for the Community Foundation of Western Mass. He is also a member of the Arts, Culture & Commoning Working Group and serves on the Art of the Rural Board of Directors and the HowlRound Advisory Council. He has been published in TDR and Howlround, was awarded the Mary Lyons Spirit of Adventure Award for Education, and was nominated for the Doris Duke Impact Award, the US Artists Award and the Johnson Fellowship for Artists Transforming Communities. He lives and works in rural Ashfield, MA.