Drew Kahn, Director

Drew Kahn, Director

Drew Kahn is a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Theater at SUNY Buffalo State where he teaches acting and devised theater (President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching/SUNY) and directs productions (Kennedy Center Award).  He is the Founding Director of The Anne Frank Project, a multi-layered social justice initiative at SUNY Buffalo State that utilizes the wisdom of Anne Frank as a springboard for the examination of genocide and intolerance through the lens of storytelling and performance.  He presents and teaches internationally on the universal language of theater and the intersection of storytelling, conflict resolution and community building—most recently in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burma, Viet Nam, Morocco, New Zealand, Greece, Croatia and Turkey (Toby Ticktin Back Award for Holocaust Education, Community Leader Award, National Federation for Just Communities).  Professor Kahn has extensive acting experience in professional theater (Andre’ DeShields’ original cast of Saint Tous), feature film (Paramount Pictures’ Necessary Roughness) as well as several television and commercial credits.  In Buffalo, New York, he was the host of WKBW-TV’s (ABC) AM Buffalo for six years, hosted the WNED (PBS) documentary Saving a Landmark:  The Darwin Martin House  (National Telly Award), is a regular narrator with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and has numerous local stage credits including In a Dark, Dark House, Lobby Hero, A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Baltimore Waltz (ArtVoice Artie Award). He received an MFA from Southern Methodist University and a BA from San Diego State University.  His favorite roles are husband to his wife Maria and dad to his children Sam and Nate.  kahnaj@buffalostate.edu

Eve Everette, Assistant Director .

Eve Everette, Assistant Director.

Eve Everette is the Assistant Director for the Anne Frank Project at SUNY Buffalo State where she curates the annual Social Justice Festival, co-teaches Ensemble Theatre (THA 470), and facilitates Story-Based Learning. Eve is an alum of the Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma: Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery certificate program through Harvard’s Medical School. Eve serves as the President of the Board for Stitch Buffalo, an organization that advances social justice for refugee women, and cross-cultural exchange in the community, through the textile arts. Eve served on board of the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, facilitated CommUnity Build retreats with the National Federation for Just Communities, and is trained in Restorative Justice practices. Eve received an MA in Classical and Contemporary Text for Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is a proud alum of SUNY Buffalo State where she earned a BA in Theatre and a BA in Art History with honors. Currently, Eve is pursuing an MS in Childhood Education at her alma mater. Eve trained at Canada’s National Voice Intensive, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, and studied art history in Italy. Eve acts locally and is a supporter of the Theatre of Youth in Buffalo, NY.  everetec@buffalostate.edu