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Gina Di Salvo

Assistant Professor, Theatre History and Dramaturgy


Gina M. Di Salvo (PhD, Northwestern University) teaches courses in theatre history, research methods, and dramaturgy. Her research involves three fields of inquiry:  medieval and early modern studies, theatre history and criticism, and dramaturgy. Dr. Di Salvo’s essays have appeared in Renaissance and ReformationEarly Theatre, and the collection Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word. In addition, she has published reviews in Theatre Research InternationalTheatre SurveyThe Medieval Review, and Theatre Journal. She has received fellowships from the AAUW, the Huntington Library, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Dr. Di Salvo was a 2018-19 faculty fellow at the University of Tennessee Humanities Center. A professional dramaturg, she is an Artistic Associate of Sideshow Theatre Company in Chicago and has dramaturged for Sideshow as well as other Chicago-area theatres. At the Clarence Brown Theatre, she writes program notes, collaborates on special events, and most recently served as dramaturg for People Where They Are by Anthony Clarvoe.

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