Berger, Sidney

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BERGER, Sidney

BERGER, Sidney. American, b. 1936. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Theatre. Career: University of Kansas, Lawrence, assistant instructor, 1958-63; Michigan State University, East Lansing, assistant professor, 1964-66, associate professor, 1966-69; University of Houston, TX, professor to John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Theatre, 1969-, director of plays, 1969-. Houston Shakespeare Festival, producing director, 1975-; Children's Theatre Festival, producer, 1978-; Stages Repertory Theatre, artistic director, 1992-96, and director of plays; Alley Theatre, associate artist, 1989-, and member of advisory board. Director of films and television series, 1986-88; Public Broadcasting Service, producer and director of Centerstage, 1991-94; director of Houston Public Television presentations; narrator of Houston Public Television documentaries. Member of boards of directors. Publications: (ed. with J. Luere) The Playwright versus the Director, 1994; (with Luere) The Theatre Team, 1997. PLAYS: (and lyricist) The Mudlark, 1970; The Fall and Rise of Bertolt Brecht (adaptation), 1977; (and lyricist) The Little Match Girl, 1982; (and lyricist) The Last Temptation of Christ, 1984; Snow White, 1984; Bird Boy, 1985; (and lyricist) America! (musical), 1985; (librettist with R. Nelson) Tickets, Please (opera), 1985; (librettist) The Demon Lover (opera), 1987; Where Is the Sun? (oratorio), 1988; Rapunzel, 1990; Was It a Dream?, 1991; (librettist with Nelson) American Anthem (musical), 1991; End of the Line, 1992; Old Secrets. DOCUMENTARY FILMS: Upstream, U.S.A., 1985; House of the Jaguar, 1988. FILMS: The Search for Shakespeare, 1986; Good Buddies; Duets for Cannibals; Reina de la Selva. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals. Address: School of Theatre, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-4016, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]