Ed Wierzbicki is an Emmy Award winning producer, journalist, and director.
For Connecticut Public Television, he’s created unique and timely educational programs such as Kids Speak Out On Terrorism, Voices In Conflict, and Horton Foote: At Home In Hartford. His long time efforts to develop and promote arts and cultural programming continue to bring PBS viewers inside the creative process of today’s leading artists, performers, and arts institutions; including in-depth cultural segments appearing on both the Emmy Award winning All Things Connecticut and Connecticut’s Cultural Treasures. In 2013, his work also appeared nationally on various PBS stations, including LAaRT in California and ArtBeat Nation for Arizona Public Television. Recent magazine feature segments offer an insider’s view of Goodspeed Musicals, Paul Taylor Dance, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage, Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale Center for British Art, the Westport Country Playhouse, and many other cultural and history centers. His articles and reviews on theatre, film, and the arts have appeared in American Theatre and Connecticut Magazine; and he’s also produced special media projects and videos in both corporate and educational settings, most recently for the Center for Children’s Advocacy in Connecticut.
In addition to his television work, Ed directs for the stage and trains actors. The Working Actors Collective, the theatre company he leads, continues to produce both classical and contemporary work in the Waterbury area, and in Bridgewater at the Promisek Theatre Workshop. His past theatre 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. Ed is the former Artistic Director of the New Zenith Theatre, a company devoted to young audiences he founded as Associate Professor of Fine Arts/Theatre at Naugatuck Valley Community College.
As an educator, Ed has taught writing, theatre, and film in both college and pre-professional secondary arts settings. He is a proud graduate of Boston University (MS, BFA), and also studied and trained at Marquette University in Milwaukee.
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