Stephanie Glass Solomon

Stephanie Glass Solomon - Photographer

Stephanie Glass Solomon is a Professor Emerita from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a California Artist Activist. She received the Puffin Foundation Ltd. Grant for Photography for Foot Soldiers Never Die in 2016. In 2012, she received the Mario Fratti and Fred Newman Award for Political Playwriting for the play Being Moved. In 2010, Stephanie received the Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society for American Voices: Spirit of Revolution. In 2008, she co-wrote and produced American Voices for the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage. It was directed and narrated by Dustin Hoffman, and the chamber orchestra for the oratorio was conducted by Maestro Kent Nagano, who was also the Artistic Director. The cast included Annette Bening, James Cromwell, Rosario Dawson and Nate Parker. In 2005, Stephanie produced Kent Nagano’s Manzanar: An American Story by Philip Kan Gotanda and three prestigious classical composers. That cast included Martin Sheen, Kristi Yamaguchi, and John Cho. The work toured and was performed at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, and in Santa Cruz at the Pacific Rim Festival. Both Manzanar and American Voices were broadcast on Public Radio. She received a Nathan Cummings Foundation grant for Manzanar in 2003. Stephanie has also been a jazz/multimedia performer (using the name Stephanie Glass). She toured the U.S. and Canada singing jazz and, in Los Angeles, wrote, produced, and performed the one-woman shows The Liberated Chanteuse and Intimate Illusions. Her multimedia piece, Jazz, Gender and Justice, received a grant from the Cultural Affairs Department, City of Los Angeles, and was presented at the California State University Northridge Performance Arts Center, 2001. Stephanie also performed music from that work at Santa Monica College in 2002. From 2000 to 2003, she received grants, produced, and performed at the Museum of Cultural Diversity in Carson, Ca. as a support to that community enterprise. Her earlier works, Blue Heaven, for the stage, and the radio play, Moving On, were produced in New York in the 80’s. On the faculty at Antioch for over 23 years, she served as Chair of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Program, taught liberal studies classes, designed programs to bring the arts to Los Angeles communities, and produced works for the Antioch campus including Squeeze Box and Marx in Soho. Among her articles is the recent, An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton 2015, published on RSN, and the essay, with C. Armon, Learning and the Good Life: Reconceiving Adult Education for Development, appearing in the book Creativity, Spirituality and Transcendence, Ablex Publishing Co., 2000. She is a recipient of Antioch University’s Distinguished Service Award. She is also a member of the Dramatists Guild. Stephanie graduated UC Berkeley with a B.A., and later earned an M.S. at the University of Southern California while a Norman Topping Fellow. She then completed an M.A. from the New School for Social Research. She is Phi Beta Kappa.

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