Leadership

Peter DuBois

Peter DuBois is in his sixth season as Artistic Director at the Huntington where his directing credits include the world premieres of Evan M. Wiener’s Captors, Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, Bob Glaudini’s Vengeance is the Lord’s, David Grimm’s The Miracle at Naples, the regional premieres of Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw and Rapture, Blister, Burn, and Craig Lucas’ Prelude to a Kiss. In the 2013-2014 Season he will direct the regional premiere of Stephen Belber’s The Power of Duff and the world premiere of HPF Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People. His West End/London credits include All New People with Zach Braff (Duke of York’s Theatre) and Becky Shaw (Almeida Theatre). His New York credits include Sons of the Prophet (Roundabout Theater Company; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play); Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights Horizons); Modern Terrorism, Becky Shaw, Trust with Sutton Foster, and All New People (Second Stage Theater); Measure for Pleasure, Richard III with Peter Dinklage, Mom How Did You Meet the Beatles, and Biro (Public Theater/NYSF); Jack Goes Boating with Philip Seymour Hoffman and The View From 151st Street (LAByrinth Theater Company/Public Theater); and The Power of Duff with Greg Kinnear (New York Stage and Film). Regional US and UK credits include productions at American Conservatory Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, Humana Festival of New Plays, Manchester Opera House, and Kings Theater Glasgow. He previously served as associate producer and resident director at The Public Theater and artistic director of the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. Prior, Mr. DuBois lived and worked in the Czech Republic where he co-founded Asylum, a multi-national squat theatre in Prague. His productions have been on the annual top ten lists of The New York Times, Time Out, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Newsday, Variety, Entertainment Weekly, The Evening Standard, and Improper Bostonian.

 

Michael Maso

Michael Maso (Managing Director) 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 Mr. Maso 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. In 2005, he was named as one of a dozen members of the inaugural class of the Barr Fellows Program.

He has previously 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; as a site visitor, panelist, and panel chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts; as chairman of the Cultural and Scientific Directors Group; as a member of Mayor Menino’s Advisory Task Force for Cultural Planning; as a trustee of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (MAASH); as a board member of StageSource; as a member of the Boston Foundation’s Cultural Task Force; and as program consultant for the Arts Leadership Initiative of Business Volunteers for the Arts.

He is the recipient of TCG’s 2012 Theatre Practitioner Award, the Huntington’s 2012 Wimberly Award, StageSource’s 2010 Theatre Hero Award, the 2005 Commonwealth Award (the state’s highest arts honor) in the category of Catalyst, and the 2000 Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence from the Boston Theatre Critics Association.

Prior to coming to the Huntington, Mr. 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. Mr. Maso is an associate professor of theatre at Boston University.

 Peter DuBois (Artistic Director) became the third Artistic Director of the Huntington Theatre Company in July 2008. He has served as a director, associate producer, and resident director at The Public Theater over the past five years where his directing credits include Bob Glaudini's Jack Goes Boating with Philip Seymour Hoffman for LAByrinth Theater Company (New York Times Critics Pick) and Glaudini's A View from 151st Street (New York Times Critics Pick), also with LAByrinth. Additional Public Theater directing credits include Measure for Pleasure (SSDF Callaway Award for Excellence in Direction; Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a New Play), Richard III with Peter Dinklage (a Newsday top-ten New York production of 2004), and Biro (New York Times Critics' Pick). He was previously the artistic director of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska. For Perseverance, selected directing credits include The Seagull, The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet, and The Glass Menagerie, as well as the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks's In the Blood and the world premiere of Chay Yew's The Long Season. Recent credits include a revival of Sam Shepard's The Curse of the Starving Class at A.C.T. in San Francisco and Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw for the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. He will direct the New York premiere of Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre this winter. Other regional credits include productions at Trinity Repertory Company and California Shakespeare Theater. Mr. DuBois has received two Rockefeller MAP grants, one for his work as director of The Doll Plays at Atlanta's Actor's Express Theatre, and the second for his work on The Long Season at Perseverance and The Public. Prior to his work at Perseverance, Mr. DuBois lived and worked in the Czech Republic, where he co-founded Asylum, a multi-national squat theatre in Prague.    Peter DuBois introduces himself  Michael Maso (Managing Director) has served as the Huntington's managing director since 1982, overseeing all fiscal and administrative operations, producing more than 125 plays, 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. Mr. Maso is the immediate past president of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), an association of 70 of the country's major not-for-profit professional theatres. Last year, Mr. Maso was named as one of a dozen members of the inaugural class of the Barr Fellows Program. He received the 2005 Commonwealth Award, the state's highest arts honor, in the category of Catalyst, and was honored by the Boston Herald as 2004 Theatre Man of the Year. He has served as a member of the board of directors of 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.  Locally, Mr. Maso is a member of the board of directors of ArtsBoston. He previously served as chairman of the Cultural and Scientific Directors Group, as a member of Mayor Menino's Advisory Task Force for Cultural Planning, as a trustee of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (MAASH) and StageSource, as a member of the Boston Foundation's Cultural Task Force, and as Program Consultant for the Arts Leadership Initiative of Business Volunteers for the Arts. In 2000, Mr. Maso was honored with the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence at Boston's Elliot Norton Awards. Prior to coming to the Huntington, Mr. Maso spent three seasons as the managing director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He has also been 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. Mr. Maso is an associate professor of theatre at Boston University.
Peter DuBois and Michael Maso speak with a group of subscribers
from the set of August Wilson's
Fences, September 2009.


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