Assistant Professor, Technical Direction
Technical Director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Edward Weingart began his education in the US Army where he served first as a Military Policeman then as the sound engineer and musician for the 102d Army Band.
He developed expertise in machining, fabrication, and electronics while working as a precision instrument repair technician at Meegan Tool Sales, Glastonbury CT. Ed earned a BFA in Design/Technical Theater from UConn. During that time he also spent several years as the audio master and resident sound designer at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Ed earned an MFA in Technical Direction from Uconn. Following graduate school, Ed was the Technical Director at the Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT and the Performance Network Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. While at the Performance Network Theatre, Ed won the Subscriber’s Choice Award in Sound Design for Ain’t Misbehavin and A Little Night Music. Additionally, his work on Red (Scenic Designer: Monika Essen) was recognized by the Wilde Awards and on Dead Man’s Shoes (Scenic Designer: Kirk Domer) the by Pulsar Awards in the best set category.
During his time in Michigan, Ed also worked as technical director at The Williamston Theatre, Williamston, MI, The Jewish Theatre Ensemble, West Bloomington, MI, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Additionally, he worked as a freelance arena rigger in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Prior to coming to The University of Connecticut Ed was the Technical Director at Michigan State University.
In addition his teaching and Technical Direction work at UConn Ed is a consultant for stage automation and a flying director for Hall Associates Flying Effects. www.flyingfx.com