College / Department

Teaching areas

Devised Theatre, Acting, Directing, Playwriting, Stage Combat

Research areas

Devised Theatre, Grotowski, Boal and Political Theatre, Shakespeare, Multifocus Theatre, Dance as actor training tool


MFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, 1995

Professional experience

Professor Tassa has acted in and directed more than 80 professional and university theatre productions. Some of his favorite roles include Marc Antony in "Julius Caesar", Macbeth, and Michael in "Someone to watch over me." Acted and/or directed with: Georgia Shakespeare, East Tennessee Shakespeare, Palm Beach Shakespeare, Clarence Brown Theatre, among others. Worked with: Julie Harris, Billie Whitelaw, Bill Esper, Ron Van Lieu, DiabloMundo, Elena Jandova, Slava Dolgachev, among others.


Actor’s Equity Association, 1994 (AEA) Society of American Fight Directors, Qualified Actor-Combatant, 1992 (SAFD)
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