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MAM Speaker Series Presents: Erwin Maas

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The Arts Manager as Cultural Diplomat: Exploring the Role of the Arts in Intercultural Exchange

How can the arts and culture create diplomacy amongst nations? How do you create & support international exchange through the arts? In this critical seminar, Erwin Maas will discuss Dutch performing arts, cultural policy & cultural diplomacy and the role of artists as cultural diplomats.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2013

Time: 12:00pm-1:20pm

Room: Hamburg Hall 1001

RSVP by: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Presented by Carnegie Mellon University's Master of Arts Management (MAM) program. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited.  If you cannot attend and have already replied, please email Katie Schouten, MAM Speaker Series Coordinator: kschoute@andrew.cmu.edu.

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About the speaker: Erwin Maas is a New York-based theater director and teacher from the Netherlands. He has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, and the United States. In New York, he has directed for the Atlantic Theater (2nd Stage), Miller Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, The Connelly Theatre, LaMaMa Culturehub and other stages, as well as various site-specific productions and numerous collaborations. He has received numerous awards, including the Fulbright Fellowship, Netherland-America Foundation, VandenEnde Foundation, Shubert Fellowship, and the Royal Prince Bernhard Cultural Award. In 2010, he was approached by the Royal Netherlands to become part of their Cultural Department.

Currently, Erwin is working on Cities of Salt, a new opera in development with composer Zaid Jabri and librettists Rosalind Morris & Yvette Christiansë for American Opera Projects, and also a theatre-science project for young audiences about autism with object theatermaker Michael Haverty. Erwin holds degrees in Drama Teaching and Directing from the Theatre Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, in Media Arts and Production/Documentary Filmmaking from the University of Technology in Sydney, and in Theatre Directing from Columbia University School of the Arts in New York.

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