● PhD (Theatre Studies), The CUNY Graduate Center, USA
● MFA (Acting), University of Delaware, USA
● BFA, California Institute of the Arts, USA
Dr. Peter Zazzali is a trainer, director and scholar whose work is internationally recognised.
Prior to joining LASALLE, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, where he also served as Associate Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance and Artistic Director of the Kansas Repertory Theatre.
Peter has acted, directed and taught throughout the world. His credits include the Western Australian Academy for the Performing Arts, Queensland University of Technology, Actors Repertory Theatre Luxembourg, National Theatre School of Ireland and a wide range of institutions in the US.
In 2019, he was a Fulbright Scholar at New Zealand’s national drama school (Toi Whakaari). His research on actor training has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as American Theatre, Theatre Journal, Journal of American Drama and Theatre and Theatre Topics among others. His book Acting in the Academy: The History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education (Routledge 2016) has received high praise, with Theatre Topics branding it “a critical contribution to ongoing discourse on the role, structure and purpose of actor training programs located within US academic institutions.” His sequel, Actor Training in Anglophone Countries: Past, Present, and Future, will be released in 2021.