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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 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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