Wesley Savick, MFA

Professor, Theatre

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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 the prestigious Bunka-cho grant from the Japanese Ministry of Culture which enabled him to study traditional Japanese theatre and music in Tokyo. He has directed or acted in over one hundred professional productions, almost all new works. He has written, co-written or adapted twenty-six plays including a musical based on the NPR show "Car Talk," adaptations of two novels by Alan Lightman, a full-length opera based on the life of Liberace and, most recently, "one state, two state/red state, blue state," a new musical about our divided nation inspired by Arlie Hochschild's "Strangers In Their Own Land," which premiered at Suffolk University. 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.


  • MFA, Boston University
  • ABD, Northwestern University
  • MA, Marquette University
  • BA, Dartmouth College
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Courses Taught

  • THETR 100 Theatre Practicum: Performance
  • THETR 129 Acting
  • THETR 200 Theatre Practicum: Performance
  • THETR 265 Intro to Theatre: Melodrama
  • THETR 267 Intro to Theatre: Contempory American
  • THETR 375 Directing I
  • THETR 377 Playwriting
  • THETR 475 Directing II
  • THETR 477 Playwriting II
  • THETR 507 Senior Honors Project
  • THETR H555 Senior Honor's Project