A native of Los Angeles, actor, director and playwright Edwin Gerard was artistic director of the L.A. Experimental Theater before moving to France in the early 90's. After earning his M.A. from U.C. Berkeley and attending the Institut d’Etudes Théâtrales at the Université de Paris, he served on the faculties of the Drama Department at the University of Southern California and U.C.L.A. Extension, as well as the La Jolla Playhouse Conservatory and, in Paris, the Franco-Américaine de Cinéma et Théâtre, and the Ateliers du Sudden.|
As an actor, he has over forty credits in theatre, film and television, including several productions directed by Reza Abdoh, a starring role in L’Homme est une Femme comme les autres, and more recently Demonlover by Olivier Assayas, Dieu est grand, je suis toute petite, opposite Audrey Tautou, Les Portes de la Gloire, la Famille Sapajou, et. al.
As a director, his L.A. production of Molière’s Misanthrope won six Drama-Logue awards, including Best Director and Production of the Year, and Beast on the Moon, at the Fountain, won the Backstage West award for direction. His production, Portraits de Femmes, won first prize at the Paris Festival des Cyranos, and his 1998 production of La Honte, which he co-wrote and directed, earned the "Prix du Jury" at the Festival Onze. Most recently, he directed Shakespeare's Richard II, which sold out five-months in Paris in 2007.
Edwin was recently interviewed for FRANCE On Your Own by Arthur Gillette.
Read the interview here (bottom half of page 2)
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