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Patrizia Acerra

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  • Associate Director of Programs
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  • Part-Time Faculty


Patrizia Lombardi Acerra holds an MA in Pastoral Studies, an MA in Communicati​ons, and is currently writing her doctoral thesis at Salve Regi​na University for a PhD in Humanities with a specialization in political performance. She is an arts consultant with a focus in mission development, entrepreneurship and non-profit arts administration. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the International Voices Project, a company which brings global playwrights to Chicago stages by fostering translation, production and play development in collaboration with consulates and cultural institutions throughout the city. She has developed coursework for DePaul in creativity and entrepreneurship. Patrizia is a 2015-2016 Coleman Fellow at DePaul’s Coleman Center for Entrepreneurship.​​​