Dr. David Saltz

Associate Professor and Head
Executive Director, Ideas for Creative Exploration

Ph.D., Stanford University
Specialties & Research Areas: Interactive Performance and Media, Performance Theory, The Philosophy of Art, Modern Drama

Office: Fine Arts Building, Room 203B
Phone: (706) 542-2091
Email: saltz@uga.edu

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David Saltz is Head of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, and Executive Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE). He is a specialist in modern drama, performance theory, the philosophy of art, and directing. His primary research focus has been the interaction between live performance and digital media. He was Principal Investigator of Virtual Vaudeville, a large-scale research project funded by the National Science Foundation to simulate a nineteenth century vaudeville performance on the computer. He has explored the use of computer technology extensively in his own work as a director and teacher. Along those lines he established the Interactive Performance Laboratory at UGA, has directed a series of productions incorporating real-time interactive digital media, and has created interactive sculptural installations that have been exhibited nationally. His recent work focuses on robotic theatre. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and books, and is coeditor (with David Krasner) of the book Staging Philosophy: Intersections between Theatre, Performance and Philosophy (University of Michigan Press, 2006). Dr. Saltz received a Sandy Beaver Special Teaching Award in 2008. He has served as Secretary of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and as co-editor and then editor of Theatre Journal from 2006-2009. Before coming to Georgia, Dr. Saltz taught at State University of New York at Stony Brook and The College of William and Mary.
Dr. David Saltz