LESLIE WEINBERG
53 FOSTER ST
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511
203-777-8869
lweinberg@wesleyan.edu


EDUCATION

1985-88 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; M.F.A.; Theater Design
1974-75 Central Connecticut State College, New Britain,CT; Certification K-8
1969-70 Washington University School of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO; Art Education
1965-69 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; B.A.; Art History
1963-65 Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, New Orleans, LA; Diploma


PRINCIPAL TEACHERS

Frank Ballard, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut
Alicia Finkle, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut
Jerry Rojo, Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut


SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

1997, 20000 Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant for development of "The Poe Project: The Tell-Tale Heart."
1997 The Pupeteers Of America Endowment Fund Grant for development of "The Poe Project: The Tell-Tale Heart."
1988 Sponsors' Special Award for Excellence in Dramatic Arts, University of Connecticut


PUBLICATIONS

1998 "The Second Annual International Festival of Arts and Ideas", The Puppetry Journal, Winter 1998.
1994 "More Costumes on the Computer". Theater Crafts International, November 1994.


EXHIBITIONS

1994 The Visual Stage, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT.
1993 "That Speech Won't Scour": An Exhibition of the Work of Four American Theatrical Designers ; Austin Arts Center, Hartford, CT (with John Conklin, Chris Ackerland, and David Budries)
1982 MASKS; Guilford Arts Center, Guilford, CT.


SELECTED THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE

2000 The Shoemakers, Witold Witkiewicz,Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.
1999 Love's Cure, Fletcher and Beaumont, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.
1998 Marisol, Jose Rivera, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.

Fishes, Diana Son, New Georges/Soho Rep, New York, NY, Puppet Design and Construction.

M.S. Found in a Bottle, Edgar Allen Poe/IstvanB'Racz, National Puppetry Conference/Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT, and Late Night Cabaret, International Puppetry Festival, New York, NY.
1997 Vinegar Tom, Caryl Churchill, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New Uork; Costume Design.

Little Murders, Jules Feiffer, Wesleynan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.

The Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum, New England Actors Theater, New Haven, CT; Set andPuppet Design.

The Visit, Fredrich Durrematt, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Set and Costume Design.

MA, Judy Dworin, LaMama, Etc., NYC; Costume, Mask, and Puppet Design.
1996 Der Signàl, Martin Bresnick, International Festival of Puppet Theater, New York, NY; Puppet Design.

Apetite, Robert Bresnick and Leslie Weinberg, Third Annual Festival of Toy Theater, Los Kabayitos Puppet Theater, NYC; Puppet Design and Construction.

Macbeth, Shakespeare, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.

Bent, Martin Sherman,Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.
1995 Sirens, Darrah Cloud, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.

Nixon Apologizes To The Nation, Phil Bosakowski, Wesleyan University; Costume Design.

Synoecism, Robert Bresnick and Leslie Weinberg, Theater for the New City, NYC; Puppet, Costume, and Projection Design.
1994 Charley's Aunt, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Costume Design.

City Play: Hartford, Robert Bresnick and Leslie Weinberg, Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Puppet and Costume Design.
1993 Ma, Judy Dworin, Dia Foundation, NYC; Costume, Mask, and Puppet Design

cityScapes, Robert Bresnick and Leslie Weinberg, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; Script, Scenic Projections, Puppet and Costume Design.
1992 Under Milkwood, Dylan Thomas, Wesleyan University; Scenic Projections and Costume Design.

Archangels Don't Play Pinball, Dario Fo, Trinity College, Hartford, CT; Costume Design

Tunka, Judy Dworin, Dia Foundation, NYC; Mask and Costume Design.

Bessie, Judy Dworin, Trinity College; Scenic Projections and Costume Design.

Marat/Sade, Peter Weiss, Trinity College; Set and Costrume Design.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare, Wesleyan University; Puppet and Costume Design.
1991 Felicia, Patricia Cobey, Theater for the New City, NYC; Mask Design and Construction.

Epithalamion, Annabelle Gamson, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY; Set and Costrume Design.

Tartuffe, J.B.Moliere, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT; Costume Design.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare, Manhattanville College; Set and Costrume Design.

Don Juan, J.B.Moliere, Wesleyan University, Costume Design.
1990 Evita, Webber and Rice, Wesleyan University; Costume Design.

Circus Amok, Jennifer Miller, P.S.122, NYC; Set, Puppet and Costrume Design.

Der Signál, Martin Bresnick, Yale University; Puppet Design and Construction.

Caligula, Albert Camus, Wesleyan University; Costume and Mask Design.

Our Town, Thornton Wilder, Wesleyan University; Costume and Set Design.
1989 Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, Robert Green, Wesleyan University; Costume Design.

The Imaginary Invalid, J.B. Moliere; Manhattanville College; Set and Costrume Design.

The Maids, Jean Genet, Manhattanville College; Set and Costrume Design.
1988 Amahl and the Night Visitors, Gian Carlo Menotti, Manhattanville College; Puppet Design and Construction.

The Complete Works of Aristophanes, Joel Schechter, Manhattanville College; Set and Costume Design.

The Coney Island Kid, Crystal Field, Theater for the New City, NYC; Mask Design and Construction.

The Misanthrope, J.B. Moliere, Blue Heron Theater, NYC; Costume Design and Construction.

Woyzek, Georg Büchner, University of Connecticut; Costume Design.

Vinegar Tom, Caryl Churchill, Manhattanville College; Set and Costrume Design.

Equus, Peter Schaffer, Nutmeg Theater, Storrs, CT; Mask and Costume Design.
1987 Sweeney Todd, Stephen Sondheim, Nutmeg Theater, Storrs, CT; Mask and Costume Design.

Learned Ladies, J.B. Moliere, Nutmeg Theater, Storrs, CT; Costume Design.
1986 The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart, Nutmeg Theater; Asst. Director, Marionette Construction and Performance.

How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Frank Loesser, Nutmeg Theater; Costume Design.
1984 The Nutcracker Suite, P.I. Tchaikovsky, Fort Wayne Ballet; Puppet and Mask Design and Construction.

The Good Person of Szechwan, Bertolt Brecht, PIT, Fort Wayne, IN; Puppet Design and Construction.

House of Blue Leaves, John Guare: PIT, Fort Wayne, IN; Costume Design
1982 The End of the World Pageant, Bread and Puppet Theater, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY; Performer.

Dizaster Daze, Leslie Weinberg, Protean Theater; Script, Direction, Production Design.

From The Market to the Asylum, Robert Moran, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Performer.

The Story of One Who Went Out to Study Fear, Bread and Puppet Theater, Hartford, CT; Producer.
1981 Swords and Ploughshares, Bread and Puppet Theater, Theater for the New City, NYC; Performer.

Funeral Parade for the Park River, Leslie Weinberg, Protean Theater; Script, Direction, Production Design.

Bag Lady, Jean Claude van Italie, Protean Theater; Producer, Production Design.
1980 Man is Man, B. Brecht, Protean Theater; Producer, Set Design.

Biedermann and the Firebugs, Max Frisch, Protean Theater; Producer, Puppet, Costume and Set Design.

Out at Sea, Slawomir Mrozek, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Mask and Set Design and Construction.
1979 The Autobiography of Mother Jones, Joel Schechter, Protean Theater; Puppet, Costume and Set Design.

Kaspar, Peter Handke, Protean Theater; Mask, Costume and Set Design.

How Mr. Mockinpott Was Cured of His Suffering, Peter Weiss, Protean Theater; Puppet and Set Design.


SELECTED TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1989 -Present Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Costume and Set Designer for selected faculty productions;
Teacher of Costume Design and Costume Shop Manager; Advisor to designers of student productions
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9/92-9/95 Trinity College, Hartford, CT and Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Adjunct Faculty in Design and Puppetry.
9/88-5/89 Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Adjunct Faculty in Design and Puppetry
9/87-6/88 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Lecturer in Costume Construction: supervised student costume crews.


SELECTED ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

1990-Present Azdaks's Garden/ Puppetsweat Theater, New Haven, CT
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of performing organization.
9/79-8/82 Protean Theater, Hartford, CT
Artistic and Administrative Director of 75 seat store-front theater; developed funding for, publicized, and produced performance projects; facilitated ensemble created pageant performances for city parks.
6/87-9/87 Summer Nutmeg Theater, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Costume Shop Foreman; supervised construction of costumes for summer theater.