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Drew Kahn is a Full Professor of Theater at Buffalo State College where he teaches acting, voice, movement (President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching/SUNY) and directs main stage productions (Kennedy Center Award).  He is the Founding Director of The Anne Frank Project, a multi-layered social justice initiative that utilizes the wisdom of Anne Frank as a springboard for the intense examination of genocide, bullying and intolerance through the lens of storytelling and performance.  With an expertise in devised theatre, he presents and teaches internationally on the universal language of theater and the intersection of storytelling, conflict resolution and reconciliation—most recently in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, New Zealand, Greece, Croatia, Morocco and Turkey (Toby Ticktin Back Award for Holocaust Education, National Federation for Just Communities Community Leader Award).  Drew has extensive acting experience in regional theatre, off-Broadway, feature film and television including hosting ABC television’s AM Buffalo for six years. He received an MFA from Southern Methodist University and a BA from San Diego State University.  His favorite roles are husband to his wife Maria and dad to his children Sam and Nate.