An Earnest Request/ Go Fund Me.

Dear Theatre Community,
It is with greatly humbled to send this out to everybody and leave myself so vulnerable.
I am sending out a GOFUNDME request that is not trivial. I am not looking for cash to become a Yoga instructor or anything. (Not that I do not LOVE Yoga instructors.)
Please, Take a sec and read, and give if you can or share. Anything helps. I have contributed  $3500 of my own money to the campaign. So I am not looking for a complete handout.  My budgets, itinerary, income.expenses and CV are all available upon request.   Again, if you read it, I am not looking for a kidney, but this trip is important. 
Matthew ‘Mateo’ Glass
1800 N Andrews Avenue Suite 8D
Wilton Manors, FL 33311

A Memo from Matthew Glass

Help me remember.

I hate Online Fundraisers, but since I am busting my butt saving money I am working through it. I am hoping a few kind people, who I have not ticked off, might help.

My rent is paid, my car works, medical fees are handled, and I do not need a new Ipad.

(I would love a set of new teeth, that’s  just a side note for the dentist’s out there.)

While Fitzmaurice Voicework ™ (FVW™) has been a passion of mine since 1994 and then revived in getting to work with Catherine Fitzmaurice and her Son Saul Kotzubei in Vancouver, B.C. It started as vocal work then blossomed into a mental, physical and spiral journey as well. THE WORK IS PROFOUND

Photo Courtesy of Fitzmaurice Voicework ™

Since then things have happened in my life that aren’t the end of me yet, but life-changing. I’ll get to that.

Speaking (pun) of bad teeth (see the aforementioned plea for Dentists),  I am raising money for a trip to go to the  Fifth  Annual FVW ™ Freedom And Focus  Conference

Art Courtesy of Fitzmaurice Voicework ™

It is in Kent, England this year from July20-24. I would also encourage others’ to go. I personally believe beginners to the have the richest experiences.  I also want to go to Kent. Not London. My heritage leads back to Ipswich in 1404 and Scotland(Glasgow). My family name is mentioned in the Scottish Play.

Back to my life changing events and I am going to be brief. I have been HIV positive for over 20 years, in 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Parkinson’s Disease. I  fell and broke a hip on campus, had to quit teaching there. I filed a WC claim and won, was listed on a Right Wing Professor Website for pushing my Leftist Agenda (I am sure it was my production of Ubu Roi or the class where we discussed Israel and Palestine.)  Parkinson ’s started acting up, you can only hide so many Dr. visits from your boss before they know something is up. Started losing jobs. I applied for disability and received it in five months, first time with no lawyer. So now I am living on very meagre means. 300% below poverty level. Please continue reading, this is not a Victim’s Statement.

For all intents and purposes, I will not be able to do something like this again. It is predicted that I might be showing signs of Early Onset Dementia.

I still want to keep learning, REMEMBERING , voicing and moving and as much I can, while I can.

The pre and final financial audit papers would be free to anybody that donates.

My final goal date is the Ides of March (the 15th). At that point, if my fundraising looks dismal, all funds would be returned to Donors within the timeline designated by GoFundMe™.

If you could support my GoFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network, I would greatly appreciate it. Anything helps! Even references to other funding sources. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them. My Curriculum Vitae and credentials are available upon request.


Matthew “ Mateo” Glass


THEATRE RESPONSE: Women in Assembly, Directed and Freely Adapted After Aristophanes






limpets and saltfish and shark steak and dogfish and mullets and odd fish with savory pickle sauce and thrushes with blackbirds and various pigeons and roosters and pan-roasted wagtails and larks and nice chunks of hare marinated in mulled wine and all of it drizzled with honey and silphium and vinegar, oil and spices galore


Women in Assembly, Directed and Freely Adapted After Aristophanes


Carey Hart, Vanessa Elise, Casey Dressler, Sally Bondi, and Sabrina Gore  in Thinking Cap Theatre’s “Women in Assembly.” (Photo: Stoddard)













WOMEN IN ASSEMBLY, a comedy by Aristophanes, directed by Nicole Stodard, accompanied by designers Alyiece Moretto-Watkins and Joel DeSousa, featuring: Casey Dressler, Michael Gioa, Sally Bondi, Jim Gibbons, Carey Brianna Hart, Carlos Alayeto, Vanessa Elise, Sabrina Lynn Gore, and Noah Levine

Adaption,Direction, Sound, and Costume design by Nicole Stoddard. Stage Management:xxx, Scenic Design: Alyiece Moretto, Lighting Design: xxxx, Properties: xxxxxx, Set Crew: xxxxxxxxRun Crew: xxxxxxxx

“Women in Assembly by Aristophanes” is running through March 18 at The Vanguard, 1501 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with matinees at 3 p.m Saturday and  5 p.m. Sunday (a pre=show component begins 15 minutes before each performance). Tickets cost $40. To order, call 954-610-7263 go to

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H&M Didn’t Invent Hoodies, or You Must Look at 1870’s


It’s a fact that the end of slavery killed more POC (African and Islander people than any other action on US soil by its own own people, I daren’t use Island Americans or African Americans because they were victims of slave and sex trafficking. When Native Americans are called POC I will amend. 




YOU MUST LOOK AT THE DATES, sociologists can search for the diachronic patterns inherent in this, but the synchronicity of these dates are uncanny and should be shameful to anyone who loves our country. Mind you our Congress was much smaller.

Slavery Ends: 1865? (Mass Casualty)


As they should be, slave owners were scared of rebuttal (Look up Buckwilding and Slaves)  manifesting itself as Torture, robbery, eco- warfare, the proprietary information being sold, castration and Edward II anal play. Slaves stayed in the house or were put down. The list goes on and on.



Black Codes start appearing. What POC could do without being arrested.



Hoodies didn’t start at H & M

“The Ku Klux Klan, called the KKK or simply the Klan, is three distinct movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary positions such as white supremacy, white nationalism, anti-immigration and—especially in later iterations—Nordicism, anti-Catholicism, and antisemitism.Historically, the KKK used terrorism—both physical assault and murder—against groups or individuals whom they opposed.All three movements have called for the “purification” of American society and all are considered right-wing extremist organizations.The first Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. It sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by using violence against African-American leaders. With numerous chapters across the South, it was suppressed around 1871, through federal law enforcement.”



Members had make their own, often colorful, costumes: robes, masks and conical hats, designed to be terrifying and to hide their identities.”


Hoodlums got Uniforms: Federal Penitentiary was formed.





The Department of Justice was formed in 1870, run by the Attorney General, Ackerman under President Grant.

KKK the First: Ended publicly1870’s. 


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Here is the 11 O’clock Number.

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights.


Founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm-related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbied for and against legislation since 1975.

60 years after the tin can was invented  William Lions of Connecticut invents an efficient can opener.

Please don’t kick it down the road.



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