October 2 Policromia Poetry Event

Please join the Siena Art Institute and Policromia Festival for a poetry reading by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Massimo Schuster.

Saturday October 2, 5.30 P.M.

Location: Siena Art Institute (Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini 2, Siena)

***Limited seats: reservation required at projects@sienaart.org.

Valid green pass is mandatory to access the event.

*Presentation in English and Italian*


Siena Art Institute e Policromia Festival vi invitano ad una presentazione di poesia di Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin e Massimo Schuster.

Venerdì 2 Ottobre  alle ore 17.30

Siena Art Institute:  Via Enea Silvio Piccolomini, 2  53100 Siena

Ingresso libero. Obbligo Green Pass. 

***Posti limitati: prenotazione obbligatoria a projects@sienaart.org.

*Presentazione in inglese e italiano.*

Photo credit: Patrick Redmond

Born in 1942 in Cork, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is an Emeritus Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and recently was Ireland Professor of Poetry (2016-19). She married the poet Macdara Woods in 1978, and they have a son and two grandsons. Macdara Woods died in June 2018. She lives in Dublin and sometimes in Italy; she has read her poems in North and South America, in Shanghai and Mumbai, and in many countries in Europe. A new collection, The Mother House, was published in 2019. She has received the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry and the O’Shaughnessy Prize. The Sun-fish was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2009, and received the Griffin International Poetry Prize in Toronto in 2010. The Boys of Bluehill was shortlisted for the Forward Prize and the Pigott Prize. She translates from Irish, Italian and Romanian.

Nata a Cork nel 1942, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin è una Emeritus Fellow a Trinity College, Dublino, e recentemente è stata Ireland Professor of Poetry (2016-19). Sposata con il poeta Macdara Woods nel 1978, ha un figlio e due nipoti. Macdara è morto nel giugno del 2018. Vive fra Dublino e l’Italia. Ha presentato le sue poesie in Nord e Sud America, a Shanghai e a Mumbai, e in molti paesi europei. Nel 2019 è uscito una nuova raccolta, The Mother House. Ha ricevuto il Patrick Kavanaugh Award for Poetry e il premio O’Shaughnessy. Nel 2009 il volume The Sun-fish è stato finalista per il premio T.S. Eliot e nel 2010 ha vinto il Griffin International Poetry Prize di Toronto. The Boys of Bluehill è stato finalista sia per il Forward Prize che per il Pigott Prize. Traduce dall’irlandese, dall’italiano e dal rumeno.

Massimo Schuster is a puppeteer, actor, director, and playwright. A graduate of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, he worked for many years with Peter Schumann’s Bread and Puppet Theater before moving to France, where he founded his own theater company. He has mounted productions of theatrical works (MacbethRichard IIIUbu Roi) and poetic works (the Iliad, the Mahabharata, the Shahnameh) in roughly sixty countries around the world, in Europe, Asia, and America. For the last thirteen years he has lived in Tuscany. In 2020 he published the collection of poetry È come una partita di curling.

Massimo Schuster è marionettista, attore, regista, drammaturgo. Diplomato alla scuola del Piccolo Teatro di Milano, ha lavorato vari anni con il Bread and Puppet Theater di Peter Schumann prima di trasferirsi in Francia, dove ha fondato una sua compagnia. Ha messo in scena e interpretato testi teatrali (Macbeth, Riccardo III, Ubu re) e poetici (Iliade, Mahabharata, Shahnameh) in una sessantina di paesi del mondo, in Europa, Africa, Asia e America. Da tredici anni vive in Toscana. Nel 2020 ha pubblicato la raccolta di poesia È come una partita di curling.

Resident Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

We are very pleased to have Mashuq Mushtaq Deen currently in residence at the Siena Art Institute.

Mashuq Mushtaq Deen is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a Playwrights Center CORE Writer, and a Lambda Literary Award Winner. His full-length plays include Flood (covid-cancelled production at Kansas City Rep 2021), The Empty Place (commission, workshop production at NYU), The Betterment Society (upcoming publication, Methuen Books), The Shaking Earth (covid-postponed production at National Queer Theater 2020; first runner-up for Sulthan Padamsee Playwriting Prize, India), Draw the Circle (productions: PlayMakers Rep, Mosaic Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre; published: Dramatists Play Service; winner Lambda Literary Award), and Tank & Horse (world premiere: Berkshire Fringe Festival). Deen’s work has been presented/developed/supported by a number of institutions including New Dramatists, Sewanee Writers Conference (upcoming), Sundance Institute/Ucross, Blue Mountain Center, The Public Theater, NYTW, MacDowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Target Margin Theatre, Keen Company, New Harmony Project, Phoenix Theatre, Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation, Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, InterAct Theatre, Page73, Ma-Yi, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Georgetown University, BEAT Festival, PACE University, Hampshire College, Averett University, Dixon Place, Passage Theatre, Queens Theatre in the Park, Tofte Lake Center, and the Berkshire Fringe Festival. He has also received a 2017 Kilroy’s List Honorable Mention, been a Jerome New York Fellowship finalist (twice), O’Neill Conference semifinalist (thrice), Weissberger Award nomination, Playwrights Center Core Writers finalist (twice), and has received a James Baldwin Award, and Dennis Johnston Playwriting Prize honorable mention. He is a member of the NYTW Usual Suspects, Ma-Yi Writers Lab, founding member of the Public Theater Alumni Writers Group, and the Dramatists Guild. He earned his MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School/New School for Drama. He is represented by the Gurman Agency. In his spare time, Deen is a man of many hobbies.