Rita Fredricks Salzman

Vice Chair

Rita Fredricks Salzman lives in New York City, after living in Paris for a number of years, where her husband was the U.S. ambassador to the The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Ms. Fredricks is an actress; she studied acting in New York with Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg and Bobby Lewis. She was a member of Stella Adler’s Acting Company and appeared in the celebrated production of “Alice in Wonderland.” Ms. Fredricks appeared in several early films and roles on Broadway, prior to becoming a Producer for film and stage. She is a graduate of the Dalton School in New York City and of Bennington College in Vermont. She also attended the Juilliard Undergraduate School of Music in New York City. Ms. Fredricks-Salzman was formerly on the Board of the Stella Adler studio of Acting and The Gateway School. She was a Co-Founder with Theresa Hayden of the Equity Library Theater and The Equity Community Theater. She is at present on the Board of the American University of Paris. She is a founding member of The Special Music School of New York and serves on that Board as well. Ms. Fredricks Salzman is also President of The Dorchester Cooperative Board.