Dan Bacalzo Improv in FGCU’s Theatre Program

Dan Bacalzo Improv Interviews

Join me today and meet Dan Bacalzo, Ph.D., Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in Ft. Myers Florida. I had the pleasure of partnering with Dan last summer on a program he led for FGCU that incorporated improvisational theatre techniques to benefit at-risk girls in Immokalee Florida at the Pace Center for Girls.

Click to Listen on Apple Podcasts Dan joined the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University as Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Fall of 2015. He received his M.A. Performance Studies at New York University, his B.F.A. in Theatre Performance Wichita State University, a B.A. in English Literature at Wichita State University, and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. Dan previously taught in the Department of Drama at New York University and the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College.

Dan Bacalzo and Margot Escott with FGCU students and Craig Price working with Pace Center.
Using improvisational theatre to support the PACE Center for Girls in Immokalee with Dan Bacalzo, Ph.D., faculty co-collaborator Dr. Mari DeWees, Margot Escott LCSW, Craig Price and six Florida Gulf Coast University student workers!










Dan is the former artistic director of Peeling, an Asian American writing/performance collective. He wrote and performed in the solo shows I’m Sorry, But I Don’t Speak the Language and Sort of Where I’m Coming From and is also the author of the one-act play Say Something. He currently serves on the literary board and as dramaturg for Guinea Pig Lab Theatre. Dan worked over 15 years as a theatre editor and critic in New York City, including eight years as managing editor of TheaterMania.com. His academic publications include articles and/or reviews in Theatre Journal, TDR, and The Journal of American Drama and Theatre.

Click to learn more about Dan on his website.

Click to learn more about Dan at FGCU

You might want to listen to my fascinating discussions with other improv innovators using improv in therapy Lisa Kays and Lisa Bany & Angela Nino.

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