Peter Zazzali is a theatre director, actor, and scholar whose work is recognized internationally. A member of the theatre faculty at the University of Kansas, he has acted and directed in over 150 productions with institutions such as the Acting Company, Guthrie, George Street Playhouse, Western Australian Academy for the Performing Arts, and New Jersey, Texas, and Utah Shakespearean Festivals. Peter’s scholarship has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and prominent theatre magazines such as Theatre Journal, PAJ, Voice and Speech Review, and American Theatre, among others. His current book, Acting in the Academy: the History of Professional Actor Training in US Higher Education is in press with Routledge. Peter holds a BFA (CalArts) and an MFA (University of Delaware) in Acting and a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies (CUNY Graduate Center). He is a member of Equity, SAG, and the SDC.