Amy L. Sarno
Chair, Associate Professor of TheatreEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 608-363-2156 Office: Neese Theatre, 12-A
Sarno is a director/deviser who weaves together oral history, archival research, and interactive community workshops to create her work. Her project, Imprints, collected the ghost stories of Beloit, WI to uncover unsettled local histories. “Do You See What I’m Saying?” reveals the untold memories of Beloit’s African American community in a script devised with community members. Other projects include The Forgiveness Project and The Holidays Unwrapped for Erasing the Distance, Chicago; and Plan B an oral history of family violence.
Sarno teaches performance, history, and theory by colliding resources from many disciplines together. In a “Sarno class”, students say you’ll think in new ways and be pushed to reach your full potential- further than you even think possible. Sarno’s favorite class is Contemporary Theories of Performance and Media because that’s where students engage in rigorous conversation about performance and new creative ideas are born. And by the way, Amy’s dog is smarter than all these cats!