Dado, MFA

Visiting Professor in Communication and Creative Arts

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Dado is currently a visiting instructor in the department of Communication and Creative Arts with work extensively in Chicago as an award-winning theater director and visual artist.

My two cats jumped out of the 4th floor window when I was living in Hollywood during a big earthquake. And they lived! I have lived all over Los Angeles, Chicago and Northwest Indiana. I have a terrible fear of blimps. I am usually found in the Old Town Neighborhood of Chicago, where I am an ensemble member at A Red Orchid Theatre.

Teaching Focus

Dado is a conservatory trained actor, turned director, turned visual artist, and also a professor. An artistic jack of many trades, Dado is often focused on objects, gesture, analysis and cake.

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(219) 989-2012

Office Location:

Hammond, Porter 114E


  • MFA – Visual Art, University of Chicago (DOVA)
  • BFA – Media and Fine Art, Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • AA/Certificate – Los Angeles Theatre Academy University of Southern California

Areas of Expertise

  • Performance Communications Visual Art Theater
  • Acting
  • Directing

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Edes Prize, University of Chicago, 2017
  • Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship
  • Goodman Theatre Joseph Jefferson Award After Dark Award

Curriculum Vitae