Wesley Savick, MFA

Professor
Department of Theatre

Phone: 617-973-5358
Fax: 617-742-5024
Email: wsavick@suffolk.edu
Office: Archer Building, Rm. 445

Education

  • MFA, Boston Univeristy
  • ABD, Norwestern University
  • MA, Marquette University
  • BA, Dartmouth College

Biography

Wes has served as Artistic Director of Theatre X in Milwaukee, interim Artistic Director of the Drama League of New York's Directors Project, Artistic Associate of Chicago's Organic Theatre and guest director-in-residence at the DARTS Subaru Theatre in Tokyo, Japan. He received a prestigious bunka-cho grant from the Japanese Ministry of Culture which enabled him to study traditional Japanese theatre and music in Tokyo for a year. He has directed or acted in over one hundred professional productions, almost all new works. He has written, co-written or adapted twenty-three plays including a musical based on the NPR show "Car Talk" which premiered at Suffolk University, and a full-length opera based on the life of Liberace. Wes is the Founding Director of The National Theatre of Allston, an independent initiative established exclusively for Suffolk students and alumni to transition into the professional Boston theatre. He has taught acting, directing, theatre history and dramatic theory at Suffolk University since 1999. Wes is a proud winner of the Outstanding Teacher Award at Suffolk. Wes received his BA at Dartmouth College and has subsequently collected graduate degrees at Boston University, Marquette University, and Northwestern University.