His portfolio includes a diverse collection of digital projects, articles, and productions for television, theatre, and the web, including cultural documentaries, news features, docu-dramas, plays and literary works for the stage, and original programs on educational and societal topics. PORTFOLIO
For Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Ed has created and hosted timely specials including Creative Stages, Kids Speak Out On Terrorism, Horton Foote: At Home In Hartford, and Voices In Conflict. His long time efforts to develop and promote cultural programming continue to bring the state’s PBS viewers inside the creative process of today’s leading artists, performers, and arts institutions. Ed is the face of the arts on the popular CPTV magazine All Things Connecticut–now in its 6th season–where his in-depth Spotlight on the Arts segments appears weekly and are supported by an arts blog on WNPR.org. In 2013, his arts segments began appearing nationally on various PBS stations, including LAaRT in California, Artworks on Maryland Public Television, and ArtBeat Nation for Arizona Public Media.
The recent 12-Part Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures series, which Ed helmed as producer, writer and host, takes viewers to every corner of the state to visit key history and cultural centers. Ed is also a periodic contributor on Connecticut Public Radio, reporting on the arts for Morning Edition. His articles have also appeared in American Theatre magazine and Connecticut Magazine.
In addition to his work as an arts journalist and television producer, Ed directs for both the stage and television. The Working Actors Collective, the performance company he leads, takes on imporant projects that generate community involvement. Ed’s theatre work has also been seen on stages at the New York International Fringe Festival, Seven Angels Theatre, Hartford Stage, California Young People’s Theatre, Boston Arts Center, San Jose Repertory Company, Illustrated Stage Company and Theatre Center Philadelphia. Ed is the former Artistic Director of the New Zenith Theatre, a Waterbury-based company for young audiences.
Ed is a multiple Emmy Award Winner. He is also an educator and currently teaches at Central Connecticut State University and Middlesex Community College. He has previously received the President’s Merit Award for Teaching as Associate Professor at Naugatuck Valley Community College, and was nominated for teacher of the year in Minnesota’s District 196. Recipient of several arts and cultural grants, he’s traveled to document the arts overseas, including visits to Bulgaria, Sweden, and the UK. Ed is a proud graduate of Boston University (MS, BFA) where he studied film, theatre, and television. Further studies include theatre education and communications at Marquette University, Villanova University, and University of Minnesota.