Michael Maso

Michael Maso has led the Huntington Theatre Company’s administrative and financial operations since 1982, producing more than 180 plays in partnership with three artistic directors and leading the company’s 10-year drive to build the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2004. From 1997 to 2005, Maso served as the president of the League of Resident Theatres, an association of 70 of the country’s major not-for-profit professional theaters. Prior to coming to the Huntington Theatre Company, Maso spent three seasons as the managing director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He has also served as the general manager of New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company, business manager for PAF Playhouse on Long Island, and an independent arts management consultant based in Taos, New Mexico. Maso is also an associate professor of theater at Boston University and he served as a Center management panelist in 2013.

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Grants & Grantees

Dancer, choreographer, and 2011 Pew Fellow Tania Isaac presented a performance installation in June 2013, at which audiences were encouraged to share their thoughts through photos, writing, and self-recordings.

The Wagner Free Institute of Science assembled an advisory group to research partnerships with higher education institutions to respond to growing demand from students for access to its resources.

Collaborators & Colleagues

San Francisco-based Alan Brown is principal of WolfBrown, a leading researcher and management consultancy in the nonprofit arts industry.

This project investigated various issues surrounding (co-)authorship in cultural production, asking questions around definitions of authorship, collaboration, audience participation, the influence of marketplace, and other concepts.

In fall 2011, the Association for Public Art was featured in USA Today Travel as “the main reason Philadelphia is now said to have more public art than any other city.”

Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with “a zest and virtuosity that transcends style and instrumentations.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Philip Bither has been the Walker Art Center’s senior curator of performing arts since 1997.

Grants & Grantees

The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.

In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”

Grants & Grantees

Tobin Rothlein is a dance artist and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James has organized an evening of performances by Colin Self and M. Lamar.

Opera Philadelphia built an institutional research and development program, which has led to new partnerships and artistic collaborations with international opera companies and performers.