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Ed Stern

Ed Stern served 20 seasons as Producing Artistic Director for the Playhouse where he directed Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Travels of Angelica; Othello; Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure; Of Mice and Men; Stone My Heart; A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum; Twelfth Night; Mister Roberts; One; The Smell of the Kill; Ah, Wilderness!; King Lear; Inherit the Wind; A Little Night Music; Wit; Much Ado About Nothing; Gross Indecency; The Little Foxes and Sweeney Todd, among others. REGIONAL: Numerous regional theatres including The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Cleveland Play House, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and San Jose Repertory Theatre. Productions include Richard III, M. Butterfly, The Three Musketeers, Romance Language, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Rivals and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Indiana University, he co-founded the Indiana Repertory Theatre in 1972. At the IRT, he directed more than two dozen plays during his eight years as artistic director. He was on the directing faculty at Rutgers University, as well as the acting faculty for the William Esper Acting Studio in New York. He is married to Annie Ward Stern and has two sons, Robert and Ward.

Interview with Ed Stern

Interview with Ed Stern

6 March 2011

Ed Stern, former Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Playhouse, shares his experiences of curating new works and the reactions of the community; both good and bad.