Sal Salerno  is a director, designer and teacher living and working on Long Island. He holds M.A. and B.A. degrees from Hofstra University and has done Ph.D. work at NYU. He has been an overseas special member of the Royal Shakespeare Company Summer School, which he attended for five years. Sal has directed and performed regionally and internationally for over 30 years. Among his international roles are Peachum in The Beggar's Opera and Oliver in As You Like It. He has been director of Drama for the Bellmore-Merrick CHSD, On Tour Company Theatre Program at Calhoun High School since 1985. He is a past Artistic Director for Hofstra University’s Gray Wig; he is a member of the NYS Theatre Education Association and the Past President of the Long Island Theatre Educators Association. His school shows have won numerous awards especially Shakespearean Productions. He has directed many productions for many groups including The CAP Center and the Island Shakespeare Company, which he began in 1979. The ISC, currently on hiatus, last performed in New York City and Eisenhower Park four years ago. As a director for Hofstra’s Gray Wig, his productions included: City of Angels, 42nd Street, Drood, Annie, King and I, Jesus Christ Superstar, Groucho: A Life in Revue, Run for Your Wife and Stones in His Pockets to name a few.  L.I. Lifestyles Magazine named his production of Me And My Girl, starring Bob Spiotto, Best Show for the Long Island Theatre Season 1996-97. He has delivered workshops for many festivals and organizations, including-The New York State Theatre Education Association and the, Yankee and Kansas State Thespian Festival. He is an expert in Shakespearean production techniques, improvisation, Commedia dell Arte` and musical theater an avowed anglophile and Apple/ Mac junkie.