Assistant Professor, Technical Direction
Technical Director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre
Edward Weingart is an Associate Professor of Technical Direction at the University of Connecticut where he is currently serving as the Interim Department Head for the Department of Dramatic Arts. He also works as the Director of Special Projects for Creative Conners and works in the US and abroad as a Flying Director for the performer flying company Vertigo. 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 Jorden Wolfson’s Colored Sculpture which premiered at the David Zwirner Gallery and has since toured to France, The Netherlands, and London. He has also worked as the head rigger and automation supervisor for the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show in Calgary, Alberta Canada. His work can also be seen on several ESPN television shows and in concert tours across the US. In addition to specific shows, he has also designed several stock automation products at Creative Conners which are used in theaters across the country and abroad. Before teaching at UConn he 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.