BIO

Ed is an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and director. His professional portfolio includes documentary television programs; theatre productions; original digital film projects; and a variety of web programs, articles, and radio segments about the arts and culture. He is also a performing arts and digital arts educator.

cropped-IMG_0746.jpgEd’s long time efforts to promote cultural programming have brought New England’s PBS viewers inside the creative process of today’s leading artists and performers.

For Connecticut Public Broadcastinghe’s documented the work of the Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Arthur Miller, Horton Foote, Estelle Parsons, Javier Colon, Gene Wilder, Ming Cho Lee,  Liz Lerman, Walter Wick, Mark Lamos, Richard Thomas and many others. He has also been devoted to showcasing the work of emerging local performers and artists throughout New England.

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CStage TitleThe face of the arts on the popular CPTV magazine All Things Connecticut, Ed’s  Spotlight on the Arts segments have earned him an Emmy Award.  His work as an arts reporter has also appeared nationally on various PBS stations, including LAaRT in California, Artworks on Maryland Public Television, and ArtBeat Nation for Arizona Public Media. Ed has also been a contributing arts writer and reporter  for WNPR News and Connecticut Public Radio. His articles on theatre have appeared in American Theatre, Connecticut Magazine, Waterbury Republican-American, and other regional publications.

Working Actors CollectiveEd also writes, produces, and directs original digital film projects, including educational, recruitment, professional training, and marketing programs. He’s worked with social service agencies, healthcare organizations, and educational communities, including the Department of Children & Families, UCONN Health Center, Connecticut Community Colleges, and others.

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For the theatre, Ed is both a director and actor, and his work has 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. The former Artistic Director of the New Zenith Theatre, Ed led this Connecticut theatre for young audiences for ten years, directing New England premieres of Cyrano, The Little Red Riding Hood Show, and A Wrinkle In Time. He writes and produces original projects with the Working Actors Collective.

CRUCIBLEA recognized educator with numerous teaching awards, Ed continues to work in both college and conservatory settings, including the Theatre Department at Central Connecticut State University, Hanover Theatre Conservatory, and the Center for New Media at Middlesex Community College.

Recipient of several arts and cultural grants, Ed has traveled as a journalist to document the work of artists and performers overseas, including visits to Bulgaria, Sweden, and at the London Olympics. His television magazine feature on the Masque Theatre at the Pierrot Festival of Puppetry in Bulgaria earned an Emmy nomination.

Ed is a graduate of Boston University (MS, BFA), with further studies at Marquette University, Villanova University, and University of Minnesota. You can contact Ed at: efwierzbicki@gmail.com