MFA Dramatic Art, 1995
heads the South Suburban College theatre program in South Holland, Illinois, just south of Chicago. She is Director of the SSC Playhouse, which hosted a Chicago-wide, week long Shakespeare intensive with English Touring Theatre Artistic Director, Stephen Unwin (UC Davis Granada Artist-in-Residence). In addition, Bobbie built the SSC Playhouse’s first theatre website ( www.southsuburbancollege.edu/drm ), and developed core college curriculum. In 1999, the mayor of Evanston appointed her to the Evanston Arts Council, of which she is an active member on the Committee for Cultural Diversity in the Arts. Saltzman served as adjunct faculty of theatre and speech at numerous colleges and universities including Drew University, Montclair State College, Kean College of NJ, The College of St. Elizabeth, Bergen Community College, The Delancey Street Foundation, University of California at Davis, Western Career College, and Daley College of the City Colleges of Chicago. She also worked as an “independent,” for Encore Consultants, a year-2000 Grammy-nominated classical record producer based in San Rafael, California. A member of the Actors’ Equity Association since, she was Director of the Conservatory of Acting for actor Paul Sorvino’s NJ-based LORT theatre, the American Stage Company. (They launched the original productions of Forever Plaid and Other People’s Money.) Also, she has directed and performed in numerous plays and musicals, covered and co-produced the 1987 Tony Awards for CNN’s ShowBiz Today, toured for three seasons with the American Greetings Corporation as a performer for children, wrote and produced Fanny Brice: Remembering, a wisely-forgotten, simply terrible one-woman musical show that toured the NY-metropolitan area for over a year, and was a founding member of Unexpected Company,a professional improvisation troupe that performed regularly at the 78th Street Playhouse in NYC from 1977 to the troupe’s end in 1989.