Edward Einhorn

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Edward Einhorn

Edward Einhorn is the Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company #61, a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical.  

Some noteworthy theater projects include: The premiere of Paul Wilson's new translation of Václav Havel's The Memo at the Ohio Theater (director); Jan Novak's translation of Havel's Audience, also at the Ohio Theater (director);  the English-language premiere of Havel’s final play, The Pig, or Václav Havel’s Hunt for a Pig, performed as part of Ohio Theater’s Ice Factory Festival at 3LD (translator);  the New York premiere of the Israeli drama, Pangs of the Messiah (director);  an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep at 3LD Art & Technology Center (adaptor, director); an adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Lathe of Heaven, also at 3LD Art & Technology Center (adaptor, director); The Velvet Oratorio, commissioned for the 20th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and performed at the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center as part of the Performing Revolutions Festival (librettist); Rudolf II,  play about the 16th Century bipolar, bisexual emperor in Prague (playwright); Cat’s Cradle, a calypso musical adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s book (book, lyrics); An original adapation of Lysistrata (adaptor, director); Unauthorized Magic, a puppet play presented as part of the Toy Theater Festival at St Ann’s Warehouse (playwright, director); The Dance, the world premiere of a new Richard Foreman play (director); Golem Stories, a new play about the golem (playwright); A Shylock (playwright, director); The Living Methuselah (playwright, director); and Fairy Tales of the Absurd, an Off-Broadway production including an new adaptation of Ionesco’s short stories with new work in the same vein (adaptor, playwright, director).

Einhorn curated the Václav Havel Festival, the NeuroFest (plays about neurology), the Festival of Jewish Theater and Ideas, and the Ionesco Festival.  He served as Executive Director of the Association for Jewish Theater and General Manager for the National Jewish Theater. Honors include Revolutionary Mind (Seed Magazine), Person of the Year (nytheater.com), and a Sloan Grant (Ensemble Studio Theater) and Best Play (Spotlight On Festival, for Golem Stories.)

He is also the author of a number of children’s picture books, including Paradox in Oz (Hungry Tiger Press);The Living House of Oz (Hungry Tiger Press); A Very Improbable Story (Charlesbridge Press); and Fractions in Disguise (Charlesbridge Press).