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Anne Loyer

Anne Loyer has been involved in visual storytelling throughout her career. As part of the Odysseus Project, and while an artist-in-residence at UMass Boston's Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, she co-led and helped conceive Tamziq: Scattered and Connected. This series of exhibits and theatrical events created opportunities for dialogue with and within two communities: Iraqi refugees resettling in Massachusetts and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. She was the Production Designer for Waiting For Gilgamesh, a production in the Tamziq series. She helped develop the Basra-Boston project, that connected artists and scholars in the two cities, culminating in new works in visual arts, music, poetry, theater and archaeology. She is a co-artistic director of the Fort Point Theater Channel, where her focus is production design and new project development. Her work has been supported by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Jane’s Trust, and a fellowship at the National Academy of Design. She is currently a MEd candidate in the Arts in Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.