PEABODY, MA, July 15, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Anna Smulowitz Schutz with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Ms. Smulowitz Schutz is an artistic director, playwright and humanitarian whose portfolio of work has included directing, producing and performing in over 150 shows in Newburyport, Massachusetts throughout her career. She has also been responsible for developing three major summer arts programs, all of which are still active to this day. Renowned in her community for her incredible talent, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz has been instrumental in the lives of so many students, film actors, journalists and others in the industry during the course of her extensive tenure.
Born in a displaced persons camp in Germany as the daughter of Buchenwald and Auschwitz survivors, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz relocated to the U.S. with her parents and attended several universities. During this time, she wrote "Terezin" to honor all her relatives that had died during the Holocaust. The play notably premiered on her school campus at the University of Cincinnati in May 1971. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz began her illustrious career overseeing the non-profit organization, Terezin: Children of the Holocaust.
Celebrating its 50th year in 2021, "Terezin" is based on the lives of six children imprisoned in Camp Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic. Since its premier, her play continues to thrive, having been performed throughout the world at schools, festivals, churches, synagogues and theatres in Scotland, Cuba, Germany, Panama, and many other countries. Translated into several other languages, "Terezin" has also been honored with the 1984 Children's Television Award.
Among her other creative works, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz flourished as the director and playwright for "The Littlest Angel," "Heidi," and "The Voyage of Meghan O'Dell," among other plays. She is also noted as the founder of the Newburyport Children's Theater, now known as the Theatre in The Open, which was established in 1979. Ms. Smulowitz Schutz currently excels with Smulowitz Productions, an organization that presents productions throughout the Newburyport area by collaborating with local artists.
Ms. Smulowitz Schutz's success in the industry led to several other professional opportunities, including a teaching appointment at the University of Maryland. She was also recently selected to speak at the 2020 Global Citizen's Circle Inhabiting Hope: Artivism Our Universal Language Event as a featured artist regarding "Terezin." Apart from her career in theater, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz remains involved in pastoral ministry.
Having contributed to her community for over 50 years, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz has enjoyed volunteering as an ADL educator and chairman of its Martin Luther King Breakfast in Newburyport. Recruited by the YWCA as a board member, she has presented numerous times before the Young Audiences of Massachusetts. Moreover, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz is a member of the Newburyport Arts Alliance, the Jewish Chaplains Association and the North Shore Anti-Defamation League in New England.
Ms. Smulowitz Schutz has earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree from Brandeis University. She also completed coursework at the University of Cincinnati and Lesley University. Furthermore, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz has been ordained as an interfaith minister through the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine since 2005.
Ms. Smulowitz Schutz has been recognized for her leadership both in the field and through her volunteer work. Celebrated as the Person of the Year by Seneca High School, she received a Mayor's Art Award for the Arts in Newburyport and a Leadership Award from the North Shore Anti-Defamation League. Most notably, Ms. Smulowitz Schutz was presented with a Model People Award from the Timberland Corporation in 1994.
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