Claudio MirArt Form(s):
"The arts humanize the curriculum while affirming the interconnectedness of all forms of knowing. They are a powerful means to improve general education."
Claudio Mir is as an educator, theater professional, filmmaker, visual artist and musician. Claudio served as Artistic Associate of The Institute for Arts Humanities and Education (IAHE) for three years. He was responsible for developing curriculums and leading school residencies, professional development workshops, and mentoring IAHE emerging artists throughout New Jersey. In 2003, Claudio was selected to serve as a New Jersey State Arts Council Artist in the Schools. He conducted school residencies for Paper Mill Playhouse “Adopt a School” program in Asbury Park, East Orange and Middletown. Through Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Claudio directed a playwrighting program for Latino boys and girls, grades three through six, whose families have recently arrived in this country. The program was located in Camden and North Plainfield. Through Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Claudio Mir has created theater projects to help educate New Brunswick’s Latino population about breast cancer survival, prostate cancer and domestic violence. Claudio Mir has been the artistic director of Artist Mentoring Against Racism Drugs and Violence Summer camp (AMARD&V) since 1997.
Claudio received the El Dorado Award for Best Dominican Actor of the Year for his performance in Regina Express. In 2004, he participated in the International School of Theater Anthropology, conducted by Eugenio Barba at the Odin Theater in La Rinconada, Seville, Spain. He has scripted, directed and edited a number of independent films, which have been exhibited in New York and Philadelphia.
Claudio holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in video and filmmaking from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He earned a Professional Actor Degree from the School of Scenic Arts, National Fine Arts Palace, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has also studied theater direction at the International School of Latin American and Caribbean Theater in Bologna, Italy, and earned his Associate Degree in Professional and Commercial Photography from Middlesex County College in New Jersey. Claudio is currently writing a short film to be produced next summer in New York City, and he is also a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers Newark.