Mauricio Salgado

Assistant Arts Professor

Mauricio Salgado


BFA in Drama, The Juilliard School
MFA in Directing, Trinity Rep/Brown University

Research Interests 

Performance Activism; Socially Engaged Theatre; Decolonial Methodologies; Theatre & Health; Community Organizing; Restorative Practices

Courses Taught 

Introduction to Theatre Studies
Ethics of Collaboration
The Cultivating Change Makers Lab
Approaching Indigenous Theatre

Mauricio Tafur Salgado is an Assistant Arts Professor of Theatre Studies, Director of Applied Theatre and the Associate Chair at the Department of Drama.

Mauricio is mestizo + first gen + born to proudly subversive Colombians + brown skinned + amateur bio-regionalist + aspiring theologian + cis-hetero + married + father + artist, pursuing justice and healing through a decolonial framework. He collaborates to organize space where folx rehearse revolution, compromise, rage, tolerance, strength, trust, and vulnerability.

Prior to joining Tisch Drama, Salgado co-founded Arts Ignite (Formerly ASTEP). At Arts Ignite, he recruited, trained, and supported more than 325 teaching artists and created and implemented 23 programs for artistic youth. He is also a Core Faculty member with artEquity, a Co-Producer of CRAFT Courses Programming with the CRAFT Institute, The Representation, Equity and Diversity Chair for the Region 1 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and a Co-Creative Producer with the Remember2019 Collective, which supports local black cultural workers in Phillips County, Ark., as they facilitate spaces for self-determination, memory, and reflection that are directly related to the Elaine Massacre. He has worked as a facilitator, actor, deviser, and director with communities in Peru, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, India, Belgium, Germany, Scotland, and the United States. He has taught at the Boston Conservatory, Brown University, Santa Clara University, La Guardia Community College, and Kingsborough Community College.