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Producer , writer , film educator

Brendan Noel Ward, American writer, producer, film educator. Mommsen fellow Balliol College, 1969-1970, 70-71; Center for Conflict Study fellow, University Ulster, 1991. Fellow Corporation Yaddo, Ossabaw Foundation; member Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American Clubs: Yale, Players (New York City), Arts Club (Dublin); Mory's (New Haven).

Background

Ward, Brendan Noel was born on December 26, 1949 in New York City. Son of William James and Annie (Farrelly) Ward.

Education

Bachelor, City University of New York, 1967. Student, Balliol College, Oxford, England, 1970. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1970.

Postgraduate, Cornell University, 1972. Master of Fine Arts, University Iowa, 1976.

Career

President, chief creative officer New Horizons Entertainment, New York City, since 1980. Associate professor Yale School Drama, New Haven, 1981-1991. Playwright-mentor-in-residence Mark Taper Forum, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 1991.

Professor Columbia University, New York City, since 1991. President, chief executive officer New York Writers Workshop, New York City, since 1985. Board directors Intar, New York City.

Visiting professor film Hanoi Institute Theatre and Film, Vietnam, 1994, International Film and television School, Havana, Cuba, 1996, Beijing Film Academy, 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (feature films) The Empty Mirror, 1996, A Woman Apart, 1997, Alexander Cylinder, 1997, (play) Dancers, (documentary with Gary Keys) Cuba Alma, 1997. Executive producer American Harvest, 1997, Alexander Cylinder, 1997, The Empty Mirror (with Jean Claaude Carrierè), 1997.

Membership

Fellow Corporation Yaddo, Ossabaw Foundation. Member Dramatists Guild, Writers Guild American Clubs: Yale, Players (New York City), Arts Club (Dublin). Mory's (New Haven).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, oratorio singing.

Connections

father:
William James Ward

mother:
Annie (Farrelly) Ward