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Joseph Slowik

  • Professor Emeritus
  • MFA Goodman School of Drama
  • Emeriti Professor

In Memoriam: 1927-2017.
Mr. Slowik taught professionally since 1953 and directed close to a hundred productions, collaborating with such artists as Eugenie Leontovich, Alvin Epstein, Louis Zorich, Scott Ellis and Nancy Kwan. He was nominated for four Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Director for his productions at the Goodman and Body Politic Theatres. The recipient of Kosciuszko Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities grants, Mr. Slowik studied Eastern European theatre at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and with Jerzy Grotowski at the Polish Lab Theatre in Poland. He demonstrated the Grotowski exercises in universities throughout the country. As an actor, he played a supporting role in the internationally released Polish film Love It Or Leave It. As a cultural specialist under the auspices of the U.S. Information Agency, he directed an all-Asian cast in a production of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf for the Singapore Repertory Theatre, returning to direct the theatre's first play of the millennium. Mr. Slowik was the 2001 recipient of the Theatre School's Excellence in Teaching award.