Maria Schirmer is a theater artist, writer and arts educator. She has received a Gallatin Global Human Rights Fellowship with the Jana Sanskriti Center for Theatre of the Oppressed in Kolkata, India and was an artist in residence at the Women’s International Study Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Currently she is a member of the movement installation ON DISPLAY with Heidi Latsky Dance, which has been performed at Lincoln Center, the Whitney Museum, and the United Nations.