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Maureen Towey

Theater Director

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Theater is a setting where possibilities can be re-imagined. Maureen Towey discusses the use of theater to explore emotions and develop community through increasing social awareness.

Maureen's Biography

Role Model: Her grandmother
Professional Inspirations: Garry Hynes and Julie Taymor
Happiest Moment to Date: Arcade Fire performing at the Grammys and winning Best Album of the Year in 2011.
Hoop Dreams: She also plays basketball in an all men's league.

Maureen Towey is a Brooklyn-based director, specializing in visual and performance-based projects and serves as the Creative Director for the indie rock band, Arcade Fire. She also oversees the band’s outreach activities in Haiti through their partnership with Partners in Health.  She has received such prestigious awards as the 2009 Princess Grace/Baryshnikov Arts Center Work-in-Progress Award, a 2007 Princess Grace Fellowship, and 2006 Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa. Maureen is a Sojourn Theatre Ensemble Member and a graduate of Northwestern University.

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