An Evening with David Weinberg

Off-Broadway/Off-West End Please join us for an evening with David Weinberg, author of Off-Broadway / Off-West End: American Influence on the Alternative Theater Movement in Britain 1956-1980 (Columbia University Press) on Thursday, October 26th, at 7pm.

About the book:  In this compelling project, Dr. Weinberg argues that American experimental theater practice was a key factor in the development of the alternative theater movement in Britain during the period 1956–1980. He covers the activities of the experimental theater groups associated with Jim Haynes, Charles Marowitz, Nancy Meckler, and Ed Berman, four expatriate American theater practitioners living in Britain.This study is essential reading for everyone seeking a more comprehensive and dynamic understanding of the forces which shaped the alternative theatre movement in Britain

About the author: David Weinberg holds a Ph.D. in drama from Kingston University, London. He received an MA (with Merit) from King's College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a BFA in Theatre and Writing from the California Institute of the Arts. In London's West End he has directed projects at the Arts Theatre, St James Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, the Leicester Square Theatre, and the Soho Theatre as well as Off-West End at the Young Vic Theatre, King's Head Theatre, Rose Playhouse, Baron's Court Theatre, Etcetera Theatre, RADA, and a festival hosted by the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. Weinberg is the first American to direct at the historic Rose Playhouse where the plays of Shakespeare were originally performed. He is currently spending the year teaching at The University of Nevada, Reno, in the department of Dance and Drama.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509