BIO

“I am interested in learning about the creative process. I am fascinated by how creativity and art transform us and help make us more complete; and I try to capture and reveal the stories of artists and performers in ways that connect viewers to the truth, beauty, and magic behind them.”

Ed Wierzbicki is an Emmy Award-winning producer, arts journalist, and director.

edHis portfolio includes a diverse collection of work for television, theatre, and the web, including cultural documentaries, docu-dramas, plays and literary works for the stage, and original digital video productions 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. CStage TitleHis long time efforts to develop and promote arts and 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 spotlight segments began appearing nationally on various PBS stations, including LAaRT in California, Artworks on Maryland Public Television, and ArtBeat Nation for Arizona Public Media.

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The recent 12-Part Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures series, which Ed helmed as producer, writer and host, takes audiences to every corner of the state to visit its major history and cultural centers.  Ed is also a periodic contributor on Connecticut Public Radio, talking arts with host Diane Orson on its Morning Edition. His articles have also appeared in American Theatre magazine and Connecticut Magazine.

“Ed–We have been moved by you and your fantastic team’s generosity on this project… we are honored to share our community with you and invite you into it. You are always welcome in the Pilobolus family.”
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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 special 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.

Katlin&Nate_LoJP2014_50Ed is a multiple Emmy Award Winner. He is also an educator and has 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. Contact: efwierzbicki@gmail.com

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