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.

References

In the second segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he discusses his work throughout his residency period, including his role in the Center’s Push Me, Pull You project.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Maria Bauman is the founder and artistic director of MBDance, which has received Harlem Stage Fund for New Work awards through the Jerome Foundation, among other honors. Bauman served on the Center’s Performance panel in 2014 and 2015.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Washington, DC.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Lee Tusman is an independent curator based in Philadelphia whose projects straddle the intersection of ideas that are socially-based and urban in nature, with a focus on contemporary new media.

Grants & Grantees

InterAct Theater Company began strategic and business planning processes in order to pursue new areas of programming focused on collaboration with other theaters.

Based on historical letters written by soldiers, the Rosenbach Museum & Library hosted an exhibition and program for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and their families.

Settlement Music School will develop programs that are responsive to the needs of nearby residents by studying neighborhood demographics and working with “community advocates.”

In the third and final segment of our three-part conversation with Center Visiting Artist Ain Gordon, he gives us a glimpse of how he has entered into conversations at the Center and proposed alternative possibilities for our approach to our work.

People’s Light & Theatre Company undertook a long-range plan to align future programming with its mission of integrating art and education.

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program will devise a plan to enhance organizational decision-making with regards to the restoration, decommissioning, or replacing of works from its collection of over 3,600 murals.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.