THEATRE

“Wierzbicki’s presence is felt throughout this mammoth, intricate production. He crafts a polished, intelligent production that is rich in scope and detail.” — Waterbury Republican-American

A Midsummer Night's DreamEd is an experienced director, actor, and teacher.

His professional work has been seen on stages in New York, Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Philadelphia, and across Connecticut. In the college and conservatory classroom, he teaches courses in acting, scene study, acting for the camera, musical theatre solo & performance, theatre history, and screenwriting.

As Founder and Artistic Director of the New Zenith Theatre, Ed leads a company that creates engaging young audience productions and theatre programs for youth and families in Waterbury Connecticut. Through Ed’s efforts, NZT has partnered with the Mattatuck Museum, Connecticut Community Foundation, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Northeast Utilities–and toured its TYA productions across the state, and to Sweden and the UK. NZT has appeared at the New York International Fringe Festival and produced four New England premieres.

Ed is currently on the faculty at Central Connecticut State University/Theatre Department, Hanover Theatre Conservatory, and at Middlesex Community College’s Center for New Media. Ed trained in theatre and film at Boston University.

 

FEATURED PRODUCTIONS

THE SHAPE OF A GIRL, Joan McLeod • New Zenith Theatre, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT • 2017

CARRIE THE MUSICAL, Gore, Pitchford, Cohen • Central Connecticut State University, CT • 2016

SAVAGE IN LIMBO, John Patrick Shanley • Center for New Media, Middlesex Community College,  CT • 2014-15

HELLO FROM BERTHA, Tennessee Williams • Center for New Media • 2014-15

MODIGLIANI, Denis McIntyre • Center for New Media, Middlesex Community College,  CT • 2014-15

SAYING GOODBYE ONE MORE TIME, Ed Wierzbicki & Bessy Reyna • Working Actors Collective, CT • 2014-15

STARS & BARS, Ward Courtney/Federal Theatre • Working Actors Collective, Mattatuck Museum, CT • 2013

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, W. Shakespeare • Working Actors Collective, Mattatuck Museum, CT • 2012

SIDEMAN, Warren Leight /Stage Reading • Seven Angels Theatre, CT • 2012

THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMANN, Martin McDonagh /Stage Reading • Seven Angels Theatre, CT • 2012

Working Actors Collective 3TIME STANDS STILL, Donald Margulies / Stage Reading • Seven Angels Theatre, CT • 2011

OF MICE AND MEN, John Steinbeck / Stage Reading • Seven Angels Theatre, CT • 2011

THE CLEAN HOUSE, Sarah Ruhl / Stage Reading • Seven Angels Theatre, CT • 2010

THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE, J. Bock & S.Harnick • Promisek Concert Series, CT • 2010

SYMPHONY PASTORALE, Robert Barnett • New Zenith Theatre, New York International Fringe • 2008

FUGUE SERIES, Robert Barnett • New Zenith Theatre, New York International Fringe • 2008

BIG LOVE, Charles Mee • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College,  CT • 2008

IMG_0573TWELFTH NIGHT, W. Shakespeare • New Zenith Theatre, CT • 2008

IT’S A SIN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, from Harper Lee • New Zenith for Big Read Project, CT • 2007

DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Brian Friel • Summer Stage, Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT • 2007

KORCZAK’S CHILDREN, Jeffrey Hatcher • Waterbury Arts Magnet & New Zenith Theatre • 2007

COMPANY, Sondheim/Furth • Summer Stage, Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT • 2006

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Shakespeare • New Zenith Theatre • 2006 (Tour: Stockholm Sweden)

CYRANO, Jo Roets • New Zenith Theatre • 2006 (Tour: Stockholm Sweden)

THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE, Bock & Harnick • New Zenith Theatre • 2006 (Tour: Stockholm Sweden)tempestpic5

THE SECRET GARDEN (musical), Simon/Norman • New Zenith Theatre, CT • 2005

LITTLE, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD SHOW, Russell Davis (New England Premiere) • New Zenith Theatre • 2005

A WRINKLE IN TIME, Marjorie Bradley Kellogg • New Zenith Theatre • 2005

CYRANO, Jo Roets (New England Premiere) • New Zenith Theatre, Waterbury, CT • 2004

THE CRUCIBLE, Arthur Miller • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College • 2004

EQUUS, Peter Shaffer • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT • 2003

THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT • 2003

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, T. Williams • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College,  CT • 2002

GYPSY, Styne/Laurents/Sondheim • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College,  CT • 2002

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, Shakespeare • New Zenith Theatre,  CT • 2001

VOYAGE 2001, E. Wierzbicki • Department of the Arts, Naugatuck Valley Community College, CT • 2001

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD, T. Wertenbaker • Naugatuck Valley Community College,  CT • 1999

SELKIE, Laurie Brooks • New Zenith Theatre • 1999

ROMANCE/ROMANCE, Herrman & Harman • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College,  CT • 1999

THE WATER ENGINE, David Mamet • Theatre Department, Naugatuck Valley Community College,  CT • 1998

BAMBI: A LIFE IN THE WOODS, James deVita • Hartford Children’s Theatre • 1996

WOMEN & WALLACE, Jonathan Marc Sherman • Hartford Children’s Theatre • 1995

A WRINKLE IN TIME, (New England Premiere) • Hartford Children’s Theatre • 1994