Guy Fredrick Glass

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Guy Fredrick Glass is a playwright who is also a psychiatrist. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Guy maintained a gay-affirmative psychotherapy practice in New York City and New Jersey for more than two decades. He served on the executive board of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, and spoke at national and international conferences on topics related to LGBT mental health. Since closing his practice in 2013, Guy works as a temp psychiatrist in underserved areas, lectures at hospitals and universities about combining medicine and writing, and teaches in the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine where he is Clinical Assistant Professor. He is on the honorary staff at both Beth Israel Medical Center in New York and Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.

Guy studied playwriting privately with Stuart Spencer and John Augustine. His short plays Healing and The Therapeutic Hour had productions and readings in New York, England and Japan and were published in anthologies put out by Smith & Kraus.

In 2010, his full-length play The Last Castrato ( ran for 16 performances at the Connelly Theater in New York, where it was described as “Wildean” and “remarkable and thrilling” in the press.

Guy’s latest play, Doctor Anonymous, was workshopped at the Great Plains Theater Conference in Omaha, and Luna Stage in New Jersey. Then, from March - May 2014, it was produced for 19 performances at the Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood, California:

Guy Fredrick Glass’ fascinating Doctor Anonymous…isn’t dry social history; it’s a collection of short, engaging scenes wonderfully written by Glass.

In this play, playwright and psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass sensitively dramatizes a young psychiatrist’s struggle to come to grips with his own sexuality at a time when being openly gay would end his career. In light of our present awareness of gay rights, this production is a reminder of battles, internal and external, that had to be fought in this quest for human rights.

A reality check on evolving views of gays...As a barometer of just how quickly societal more can change, Doctor holds great sociological interest. {The} therapy sessions...are spellbinding

Doctor Anonymous is not only an important lesson in gay history, but also a powerful work of art all on its own. In a time where gay rights continue to be denied in full, Doctor Anonymous is an apt reminder that the past is never just past but a powerful influence on our present; remembering...times gone may help us in preventing a future where society fails again a significant number of its citizens so tragically...

In 2015 Guy completed his MFA in theater at Stony Brook Southampton, where he studied playwriting with Marsha Norman.

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