Erwin Maas is a New York based theatermaker, teacher and international arts advocate from the Netherlands. He has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, South Africa and USA. In New York, he directs numerous productions Off & Off-Off Broadway as well as site-specific. Maas is the Artistic Director of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA), Artistic Associate & Director of the Fellowship Program for the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), Co-founding Director of the Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) and the Programming Director for the Off Broadway  Origin Theatre Company. He is a frequently invited facilitator, moderator and speaker for international cultural organizations, festivals, congresses and think tanks. From 2010 to 2014, Maas was Director of Performing Arts for the Cultural Department of the Royal Netherlands Embassy & Consulates in the USA. He currently teaches as Adjunct Professor at CUNY Brooklyn College’s MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts Program (PIMA). Erwin is a core-member of Theater Without Borders, a member of the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Committee and he is on the Artistic Advisory Board of DecadesOut.org, an organization at the intersection of Arts, Science & Policy, and the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn. – www.erwinmaas.com