Assistant Professor & Resident Director

Zeina Salame is a director, actor, educator, applied theatre practitioner, and a scholar. She holds a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon. Her dissertation, "Carried In One Woman—Reflections on Arab American Female Solo Performance'' centers on themes of "home" and the creative value of embodied generational knowledge, heritage, and intersectionality in performance aesthetics. Some of her recent writing on theatre has been published on Howlround Theatre Commons, Etudes, Al Jadid, and in the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures. A few recent creative collaborations include work with Artists Repertory Theatre's Mercury Company, Commonwealth Theatre Center, the Guthrie Theater's Level Nine with New Arab American Theater Works, and the National Institute for Directing and Ensemble Creation with Pangea World Theater and Art2Action. Zeina is also a co-founder and artistic team member of Florida based theatre company, The 5 & Dime.

Zeina Salame

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

acting; directing; applied theatre; performance studies


  • Ph.D. Theatre Arts, The University of Oregon
  • M.S. Theatre for Educators, Florida State University
  • M.A. English, University of North Florida
  • B.S. Psychology; B.S. English, Jacksonville University