Ed is a theatre director, educator, and multiple Emmy Award-winning PBS producer and television writer. His portfolio includes contemporary and classical theatre productions; cultural documentaries; digital film projects for industry and education; and an in-depth collection of television arts segments, theatre articles, and radio segments/reviews. Ed also has extensive experience in the classroom, working with college and conservatory students in theatre and film programs.
For the theatre, Ed’s directing and performance work has been seen on stages at the New York International Fringe Festival, Seven Angels Theatre, Hartford Stage, San Jose Repertory Company, Illustrated Stage Company and Theatre Center Philadelphia.
As Artistic Director of the New Zenith Theatre, Ed’s leadership of this Connecticut young audience company has led to New York premieres of Symphony Pastorale and the Fugue Series by Robert Barnett; and New England premieres of Cyrano, The Little Red Riding Hood Show, and The King of Ireland’s Son. He has also created production and educational partnerships with the Department of Children and Families, the Mattatuck Museum, the Waterbury Arts Magnet, and numerous public and private elementary and secondary schools. Under his watch, NZT has also toured and led theatre workshops in Sweden and the UK.
A recognized educator with numerous teaching awards, Ed continues to work in both college and conservatory settings, including Central Connecticut State University, Hanover Theatre Conservatory, and the Center for New Media at Middlesex Community College. Ed is an active Board member of Hartford Performs (HP). In partnership with the Hartford Public Schools, HP brings integrated arts experiences to all students in the city's K-8 schools.
Ed is a graduate of Boston University's Theatre School and Film School.