Maurice Edwards Biography (1922-)
Addresses: Home: 534½ Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217; Office: c/o Brooklyn Philharmonic, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11217; Agent: Barna Ostertag, 501 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10017.
"Was early active in the Off Off-Broadway scene; served as co-founder and co-director of The Cubiculo Theatre, an experimental center doing new plays, newdance, new music. Similarly, produced and directed new operas for Actors Opera, the Brooklyn Philharmonic at the Brooklyn Academy of Music."
- actor, director, producer, playwright
- Non-Theatrical Career
- Managing director, Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn, NY, 1971-present.
- played roles in high school in New London, WI, and later at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he appeared as Mr. Dangle in The Critic.
- New York Debut
- Major, The Silver Tassie, Interplayers, Carnegie Recital Hall, 24performances, 1950.
- Principal Stage Appearances
- Mr. Peachum, Threepenny Opera, Theatre de Lys, NY, 1959-60; Reb Nahum, Fiddler on the Roof, Imperial, NY, 1963-66; the Bachelor, TheBachelor, Classic Theatre, 16 performances, 1980.
- (first performances in New York), Pirandello's The Life I Gave You, Lord Byron's Cain, Olyesha's The Conspiracy of Feelings, Dannie Abse's The Dogs of Pavlov, Witkiewicz's Tropical Madness, Buchner's Danton's Death, Pirandello's Each in His Own Way, Euripides' Alcestis, Ben Jonson's Epicoene, Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts.
- Plays, Translations Published
- Jest, Satire, Irony and Deeper Significance, by Christian DietrichGrabbe; The Strongbox, by Carl Sternheim; Cry of the Streets,by Rolf Lauckner.
- with Winthrop Palmer and Jean Reavey, The Place for Chance: An American Chronicle.
- Plays, Translations, Unpublished
- Purgatory in Ingolstadt, by Marieluise Fleisser.
- Theatre-Related Career
- Program Coordinator, Cubiculo Theatre, 1969-74.