September 02, 2006
Sal Trapani, Professor, Acting/Directing, Western Connecticut State University, 8-4-06
Sal Trapani received his MFA from the University of Southern California. He has worked at many New York, regional and international venues as a director, writer and composer including the Minetta Lane (“Raft of the Medusa”), Circle Rep, Westside Theatre, Circle in the Square, Kaufman Theatre, Irish Arts Center, Merkin Concert Hall, La Mama ETC, Lincoln Center, Playwright’s Horizons, Hudson Guild, 52nd St. Project, New Dramatists, the John Drew Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, the Powerhouse (Los Angeles), the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the Holland Festival. In collaboration with pianist Anthony de Mare, Mr. Trapani’s work was presented at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art and the Klaaver International Piano Festival in Talinn, Estonia.
Mr. Trapani’s original musicals FOOD — A Sixteen Course Musical, Antigone’s Last Dance, Macbeth 2000 — A Multi-Media Rock Opera, A Trip to the Farm (children’s interactive musical), and his adaptation of Twelfth Night — The San Francisco Psychedelic Musical have been performed in New York and to outstanding critical notice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He also directed and adapted ENEMY: Project Ibsen, a multimedia adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. He is currently working on Orpheus, an updated musical version of the Greek myth. As an actor, Mr. Trapani has appeared on stage, film and TV. Most recent credits include Law & Order and One Life to Live. He is a member of Circle East Theatre Company, the Greylock Project, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
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