Arts and Business Conversations: Michael Maso
Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Babson Park, MA
Join us for a lunch-time conversation with Michael Maso. Reservations encouraged but not required.
Michael Maso is Managing Director of Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company. He has led the Huntington’s administrative and financial operations since 1982, producing more than 190 plays in partnership with three artistic directors and leading the Huntington’s ten-year drive to build the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which opened in September 2004. In recognition of these efforts, Boston Herald honored him as 2004’s Theatre Man of the Year.
From 1997 to 2005 Michael served as the president of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), an association of 70 of the country's major not-for-profit professional theatres. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of ArtsBoston; as a Board Member for Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theatre; and as a site visitor, panelist, and panel chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts; among others. He is the recipient of TCG’s 2012 Theatre Practitioner Award, the 2005 Commonwealth Award (the state’s highest arts honor), and the 2000 Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence from the Boston Theatre Critics Association.
Prior to coming to the Huntington, Michael 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. He is an associate professor of theatre at Boston University.
The Arts and Business Conversations series features prominent arts leaders discussing the challenges of leading the nonprofit arts organizations.
The Richard W. Sorenson Center for the Arts (Sorenson Center) offers a diverse array of programming in theater, dance, music, film, video, literary art, and visual arts for on-campus audiences and the general public at the College’s award-winning Carling-Sorenson Theater and Sorenson Family Visual Arts Center. It also supports the creative and performing experiences of student organizations while offering field-based learning opportunities for students working within business and liberal arts curricula.
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