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Dan Bacalzo, PhD

Prog Coord/Asst Prof
Bower School of Music & the Arts
Office: Arts Complex AC - 117
Phone: 239-590-7404

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Dan Bacalzo joined the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University as Assistant Professor of Theatre in Fall 2015. He received his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University and has previously taught in the Dept. of Drama at New York University and the Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College.

He 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 Say Something, a one-act play. He currently serves on the literary board and as dramaturg for Guinea Pig Lab Theatre.

He worked over 15 years as a theatre editor and critic in New York City, including eight years as managing editor of His academic publications include articles and/or reviews in Theatre Journal, TDR, and The Journal of American Drama and Theatre. He also writes and maintains a blog devoted to Asian American performance.