Joe Salvatore

Joe Salvatore is the director of the Verbatim Performance Lab and a clinical associate professor of educational theatre at NYU Steinhardt.

Joe Salvatore is a playwright, director, and clinical associate professor of Educational Theatre at NYU Steinhardt. Director of the Verbatim Performance Lab committed to using verbatim performance techniques as an investigative tool to explore and disrupt preconceived notions and implicit biases across a spectrum of political, cultural, and social beliefs and narratives. Co-creator and director of the Off Broadway production of Her Opponent, an ethnotheatrical re-staging of the 2016 presidential debates with gender-reversed casting, nominated for Best Unique Theatrical Experience, 2017 Off Broadway Alliance Awards. Other recent plays and performance projects include Of a Certain Age, Full City+ with Keith R. Huff, Jenny Macdonald’s solo play ENTHRONED (Dublin’s First Fortnight Festival, 2016 New York International Fringe Festival), and ga(y)ze (with Troy Hourie and Caleb Teicher on 14th Street, NYC). Member: Dramatists Guild of America, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and American Alliance for Theatre and Education. Alumnus: Lincoln Center Directors Lab.