Matthew Schliesman


L-R: Rolf Johnson, Wisconsin Maritime Museum; U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin; yours truly; and Mayor Justin Nickels, Manitowoc, WI, 2015.

Receiving NON-PROFIT OF THE YEAR Award with board member Paula Fox, 2015. 

Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra Gala: "Vaudeville in a Barn" -- performing an IRVING BERLIN MEDLEY with Erin LaFond and Thomas Roberts; 2012.

Capitol Civic Centre Summer Theatre Arts Camp, an immersive and intensive week-long day camp for students in grades 4-12. 2015. Camp Co-Director.

Tom in ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN, Lindenwood College, 1985.  With Linda Maley, David Hoover, and Joseph Golden.

With some of the gang -- Producer, Writer, and Director for Paramount's SCAROWINDS, Charlotte, NC, 2001.

Second of many years managing and later creating theme park shows for several companies. 1978 -- Grand Music Hall at Marriott's Great America, Gurnee, IL. We had two complete companies of performers, musicians, and technicians in order to be able to perform up to eight shows a day. This is the "night" cast.  

Rubin Flood in THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1978.

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 Camus

Favorite quote # 2: “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw as much paint at it as you can.”

-- Danny Kaye

Favorite quote # 3: "There is always something beyond our certainty that our certainty blinds us to." 

-- From my novel, NIMBUS, published in 2004.

Favorite quote # 4: “To get the fruit off the tree you have to go out on a limb.”

-- Shirley MacLaine

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