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    About EntertainingArts / Matthew Schliesman

    Nonprofit Arts Executive. Arts, Entertainment and Business Consultant. Writer. Producer. Director. Teacher. Theme Park Entertainment Executive. Creative work on multiple fronts continues while I have the pleasure of running a charming and historic performing arts center in the warm and memorable community of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Long based in Los Angeles, at the end of 2010 […]

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    Current & Recent Creative Projects

    Birch Hollow, a play by Matthew Schliesman, had a successful world-premiere run November 12-14, 2015, presented by The Masquers, Inc. BIRCH HOLLOW is the cozy and colorful story of five generations of a quirky, down-to-earth American farm family, circa 1992. The long-formidable matriarch, Elloise (known by everyone as “Lou”), is very near the end of […]

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    Current Position

    Executive Director, Capitol Civic Centre, Inc., 2010-Present (Manitowoc, WI) Capitol Civic Center Website CCC Facebook Page Oversee and/or lead programming/production, fundraising and development, financial management, marketing, venue operations, property management, community relations, and strategic planning for this very busy 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation/performing arts center. Programming includes premium performance and student series, theatre arts camp, and […]

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    Arts, Entertainment, and Business Highlights

    ENTERTAININGARTS: Freelance Writer, Director, Producer, & Consultant, 2000 – Present (Los Angeles, CA & Manitowoc, WI) CALIFORNIA: Offering a diverse range of services spanning show and event creation, development, and operations; management and strategic planning; writing and directing commissioned and “spec” projects (including creation of multiple screenplays); formation of custom training programs; company policy development; […]


    Education and Honors

    Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre/Directing, Lindenwood College, St. Charles, MO.  1987.   As graduate assistant, coordinated theater management activities and taught arts administration courses.  Concurrent voice studies with the St. Louis Conservatory of Music.  Published research Bachelor of Arts with double major in Theatre (Acting/Directing emphasis) and Communications (Radio/TV emphasis), University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  1978. […]

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    Interests include history, genealogy, community activism, assorted literary/writing pursuits, and occasionally taking the stage as a master of ceremonies, actor, or singer.  Performing in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Favorite quote # 1: “If, after all, one cannot always make history have a meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.” — Albert […]