About Matthew

Matthew Glassman began working with Double Edge in 2000. He co-creates and acts in the company’s performances and spectacles as well as writes and directs. He co-created Once a Blue Moon - Cada Luna Azul, based on Latin American story, music and dance. This performance was originally created as a Farm Spectacle, and then proceeded to tour to urban centers and include parades and youth performers. Glassman also co-created The Grand Parade, which premiered at Arena Stage (Washington, DC) in February 2013, and toured throughout the US as well as to Moscow and Norway.

Glassman most recently creating several scenes of the Ashfield Town Spectacle including the Town Meeting (an art and direct democracy project) and DE’s summer spectacle, We The People.

He is currently in rehearsal, acting and co-creating, Leonora and Alejandro: la maga y el maestro, inspired by the art and life of Leonora Carrington, premiering at Montclair Peak Performances in 2018.

Glassman leads (with Nick Slie) the biennial Art & Survival Project, convening and organizing a network of cross-disciplinary artists, activists, and thinkers from across sectors around the US and beyond for a 2-day reflection on the inner workings of artistic practice and its impact on culture and movement building.

Glassman served on the board of the Network of Ensemble Theaters, Art of the Rural, was a Howlround Advisor, and has served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.