Edward Weingart

Co-Director, Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute, School of Fine Arts and School of Engineering Associate Professor of Technical Direction Head of the Technical Direction MFA program and the Entertainment Engineering Specialization.

Ed Weingart is an Associate Professor of Technical Direction and the Co-Director of the Krenicki Arts and Engineering Institute. He is also the head of the of the Entertainment Engineering Multidisciplinary Engineering specialization, the Technical Direction MFA program in the Department of Dramatic Arts, and the University Senate Representative to the Board of Trustees for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.

Outside of UConn Ed works as the Director of Special Projects for the entertainment automation company Creative Conners and consults as a flying director for performer flying. He is an ETCP certified Rigger (Theater) and a CM certified hoist technician. New York credits include flying direction for Basil Twist’s Sister’s Follies and automation system design for Jordan Wolfson’s Colored Sculpture which premiered at the David Zwirner Gallery and has since toured to France, The Netherlands, and the Tate Modern in London. He has also worked as the head rigger and automation supervisor for the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show in Calgary, Alberta Canada. His automation system designs can be seen on ESPN, national network news programs, in regional and educational theaters, in concert tours across the US, and the Super Bowl halftime show. He has also designed several stock automation products at Creative Conners which are used in theaters across the country and abroad.

Prior to teaching at UConn Ed was the Technical Director at Michigan State University and at the Performance Network Theater in Ann Arbor Michigan. Ed holds a BFA in Design/Technical Theater and an MFA in Technical Direction from UConn. He is also a husband, proud parent of two future troublemakers, and avid UConn Women’s Basketball fan.

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