ED WIERZBICKI

Ed is an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and director. 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 for PBS. His articles on the arts have appeared in American Theatre, WNPR.org, Connecti cut Magazine, New York Times, and Boston Globe. Ed also has extensive experience in the classroom with university and conservatory students, working as an Associate Professor of Theatre/Fines Arts.
 
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 has been a 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 recent recipient of the Community Partnership Award from the Connecticut Association of Foster and Adopted Families.
 
Ed is a graduate of Boston University's Theatre School and Film School, MFA/MS, BFA