Peter Glazer is a playwright, director, author, and scholar. He has been a member of the ALBA Board for over 25 years. During that time, he has directed and/or co-written numerous annual events and celebrations. His 2010 book, Radical Nostalgia: Spanish Civil War Commemoration in America, chronicles the rich commemorative history of the volunteers. With composer Eric Bain Peltoniemi, he wrote Heart of Spain: A Musical of the Spanish Civil War, which has been produced at Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley, where Glazer has been on the faculty of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies since 2001. He conceived and adapted the ensemble musical Woody Guthrie’s American Song from the songs and writings of the celebrated folk poet, which has seen nearly a hundred productions in the US since its premiere in 1988. His current project is The Celestials, a new play adapted from the novel of the same name by Karen Shepard, which is being developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), and the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), both located in North Adams, MA, where the story of The Celestials takes place. Glazer’s father, Tom Glazer, sings “Jarama Valley” on the famous 1944 recording “Songs of the Lincoln Brigade” with Pete Seeger.