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Saul Elkin

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

  • PhD – Carnegie-Mellon University
  • MFA – Columbia University
  • BA – Columbia University

Saul Elkin has been teaching Theatre at the State University of NY at Buffalo since l969 and served as Chair of the Department from l967-85, and again from l988-l99l. He began his career as a child actor in New York City. In the years that have followed, he has acted in or directed over 250 productions on and off Broadway, in films, in summer and regional theatres, and briefly on the soap opera “Edge of Night.” He was the first UB recipient of the Chancelor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and is the founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Delaware Park. He holds a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Columbia and a Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University. In 1995, his name was placed in the Western New York Theatre Hall of Fame. He was honored with the title of Distinguished Service Professor in 1996. In 1998, he was honored by the Arts Council as “Outstanding Individual Artist of the Year.” He appears frequently as an actor in area theatres. He served, again, as Interim Chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance in the Fall 2000 semester.