Glenna Bowman - Executive Producer, Composer, Lyricist. Glenna has produced and performed works in Austin since 1998, including a staged reading of ESTHER, A NEW MUSICAL at Austin's ZACH Theatre (Feb, 2018), and UNSTOPPABLE! at the Scottish Rite Theater (May, 2017). Other works include 3 music CDs and an original Christmas musical. In 2016, Glenna was selected to participate in the Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) Producer Development and Mentorship Program (PDMP) in New York, NY and, in July, 2017, she won "The Pitch for Outstanding Financial Presentation." She is a member of The Dramatist Guild of America and an alum of the Commercial Theatre Institute (CTI) in New York City. Glenna holds a Master of Accountancy (MAcy) degree from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from West Texas A&M University.
Matthew Shead - Artistic Director, Bookwriter. Matt has been involved with the Austin theatre community since 2006, including a staged reading of ESTHER, A NEW MUSICAL at Austin's ZACH Theatre (Feb, 2018), and UNSTOPPABLE! at the Scottish Rite Theater (May, 2017). Matt's experience includes extensive work at The City Theatre, where his directing credits include Chicago and Little Shop of Horrors. His other directing credits number over fifty shows and include productions of Grease, Love! Valour! Compassion!, One Slight Hitch, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, and The Addams Family. He has performed and taught classes for several theatre companies, including Georgetown Palace Theatre. Matt is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America in New York City.
Bachelor of Arts, Drama
Thomas Azar - Composer. Thomas is a professional musician and private piano teacher in Austin, Texas. Thomas won first place awards at the El Paso Symphony Young Artists concerto competition and the President's Concerto Competition at the University of Arizona. According to Vladimir Feltsman, Thomas played the "best Bach" in the 2006 Jacob Flier International Piano Competition. Thomas studied with Herbert Stessin (Juilliard School) and Phillip Kawin (Manhattan School of Music).
These talented people have collaborated on the music and creative works found on this Website. They bring a wealth of diverse experience and study to SoundBeacon Entertainment.