Joseph M. Salvatore, Clincial Assistant Professor of Educational Theatre, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Joe Salvatore is a playwright and director and has been on the faculty of the Program in Educational Theatre since Fall 2002. He teaches courses in acting, directing, Shakespeare, applied theatre, new play development, and theatre pedagogy. Since August 2005, Joe has also served as a Faculty Fellow in Residence in the Third Avenue North residence hall. Recent original plays include open heart (FringeNYC 2010) and III (FringeNYC 2008-Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Play). Past directing projects for NYU include Plays from the Provincetown Players,The Class Project, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, As You Like It, Polaroid Stories, Cartographic Musings, Measure for Measure, Richard II, transfigured, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, and 5 X Wilder: Plays from the Seven Deadly Sins Cycle by Thornton Wilder.
Joe serves as the Artistic/Education Director for Learning Stages, an award-winning youth theatre company in southern New Jersey. He also regularly consults for YoungArts, the signature program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. From 2003-2009 Joe served as the curriculum consultant for Dance Theater Workshop's schooltime series, creating curriculum guides for twenty dance and theatre productions, most of which were premieres.