CEO & Co-Owner Boom Chicago
Saskia Maas is CEO and co-owner of Boom Chicago, the Amsterdam-American comedy ensemble that has been making audiences laugh for more than 27 years. In 1993 Boom Chicago introduces improvisation comedy to the Netherlands, a form of theater that doesn’t use a script and the actors make up sketches based on suggestions from the audience. Boom Chicago plays in the Rozentheater in the center of Amsterdam.
Saskia studied text linguistics at the University of Tilburg and Foundations of Management at Nyenrode Business University. In addition, she successfully completed THNK, the School for Creative Leadership. She is also the mother of two sons, one with autism. In her TED talk she describes the value of improvisation theater for young people with autism: link!
In addition to numerous articles in Dutch and foreign magazines and newspapers, he and three colleagues also translated the famous book ‘The Child with Special Needs’ by Prof. Dr. Stanley Greenspan. In Washington DC, Donkersloot was trained for many years by child psychiatrist Greenspan, who gained a great reputation in the world with his floor time approach for children with communicative and interactive challenges. He is also supervisor at RINO Noord-Holland (training and education GGZ).
The educational team
Dutch language teaching assistants
Cynthia de Graaff
Performer, theater maker, teacher
Dr. Jill Adler
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