Frank Louis Salerni

    Email Address: luigi@uic.edu
    College: Architecture and the Arts Department: Theatre and Music
    Title: Professor of Theatre
    Office: EPASW 1224 Phone: 312-413-2198
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/adpa/facultybios/faculty-staff_salerni
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Contemporary theatre performance with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 9

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Upper division (Junior or Senior) theatre major ONLY. Dramaturgical background and interest an asset but not necessarily required. Self-motivated. More interested in what (s)he doesn't know than what (s)he knows and aggressively self- directed to learn. Credentials required depend on the specific research project; circumstances and projects vary.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Working at full potential. Excellent time management, verbal and written communication skills. A collaborative temperament. A genuine interest in contemporary performance techniques.

    For 2013-14, the research will center on compiling detailed information on a number of contemporary theatre performance innovators and other artists whose work has a major performance component: designers, film makers, visual artists, etc.

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