Bobbie Saltzman, head of the South Suburban College theatre program, served as adjunct faculty of theatre and speech for over 85 courses at colleges and universities between 1987 and 1999, 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.
In 1999, she was appointed by the mayor of Evanston to the Evanston Arts Council, of which she is an active member on the Committee for Cultural Diversity in the Arts.
Prior to her relocation to Illinois, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Davis in Dramatic Art & Performance in 1995. Concurrently, she worked intermittently from 1990 to 2001 as an “independent,” for Encore Consultants, a year-2000 Grammy-nominated classical record producer based in San Rafael, California.
Bobbie became a member of the Actors’ Equity Association in 1988, just following her tenure as 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.)
In 1987 she received an M.A. in Theatre with a fellowship in Theatre Management, and in 1982 she received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Theatre & Speech with an emphasis in Acting & Directing, with both degrees granted from New Jersey’s Montclair State College (now University).
Bobbie has directed and performed in numerous plays and musicals, covered and co-produced the 1987 Tony Awards for CNN’s entertainment program, ShowBiz Today, with producer Cynthia Tornquist; toured in over 20 of the United States for three seasons for the American Greetings Corporation as a performer for children; wrote and produced Fanny Brice: Remembering, a 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.