Kris Salata is an artist-scholar and Associate Professor in Performance and Director of the BA Program at the School of Theatre. He has published articles and book chapters on Konstantin Stanislavsky, Jerzy Grotowski, and the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. His recent book, The Unwritten Grotowski: Theory and Practice of the Encounter (Routledge, 2012), gives a holistic view on Grotowski’s legacy.
Joint Ph.D. in Drama and the Humanities, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Stage Directing, Performance, and Theory courses in the BA, MA, MFA and Ph.D. programs
Phenomenological, ontological and epistemological aspects of theatre practice with emphasis on Performance as Research
Avant-garde theatre and performance, interdisciplinary studies of the encounter.
Currently working on a new book: Theatre as a Laboratory: Thinking and Practicing Encounter
Forthcoming book chapters: “Kantor’s and Grotowski’s Poor Theatres.” In: Magda Romanska and Kathleen Cioffi (Eds.), The Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor (Northwestern University Press)
“Asking, What is Collaboration? On Behalf of Grotowski”. In: Noyale Colin and Stefanie Sachsenmaier (Eds.), Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premise, Workings and Failures. (Palgrave Macmillan)