Rodel Salazar (BA Theatre 2003) was awarded his Masters of Art in French at Wayne State University this past May (2015). His concentration on French political, philosophical and cultural identity in 20th century France highlighted the Existentialist and Absurdist movement of Sartre, Ionesco, Camus and Beckett.

Salazar has continued his theatre work since his move to the east side of the state 10 years ago, directing extensively in the region, most recently for StageCrafters in  Royal Oak and the Box Theatre in Mt. Clemens.  Broadwayworld.com gave his 2014 production of Shrek: The Musical a “Wow” and called it “fantastic” and a “must-see. ” Salazar teaches part-time at Oakland Community College, Orchard Ridge Campus.

Future plans include pursuing an MFA or PhD in Directing that would incorporate his knowledge of the French language or culture into his work.

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