Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Sydell Weiner, Ph.D.

Title: Chair and Professor, Theater Arts

Department: Theatre Arts

Office: LCH B-101
Phone Extension: x3534
Email Username: sweiner

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Publications

  • Author, “Divas and their Gay Best Friends,” Starstyle Magazine, 84-87, May, 2002
  • Author, “Why Marriages between Famous People Often End in Divorce,” Panorama Magazine, Issue 38, 12-19, September, 2001
  • Editorial Reviewer, Creative Dramatics in the Classroom, 7 th Edition, by Nellie McCaslin; Addison, Wesley, Longman. June, 1998
  • Author, “The Actor-Director and Patient-Therapist Relationships: A Process Comparison,” American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol 51, No 1, Winter, 1997
  • Author, “The Addiction of Overeating: Self-Help Groups as Treatment Models,” Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol 54, No 2, 1998
  • Co-Author, with Peter Desberg, HyperCard Software Package, Public Speaking, Intellimation, 1990
  • Author, “The Ears Have It,” Houston Post , Houston, Texas. January, 1987
  • Author, South Coast Repertory Theatre, published Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University Press, New York , N.Y. October, 1986
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Speech Communication Workbook: Exercises and Activities, Roxbury Publishing Company. Fall, 1987
  • Author, “Those Job Interview Jitters,” The Long Beach Press Telegram, March, 1988
  • Author, “Improvisations with Emotional Transitions,” California Educational Theatre Association Journal, Spring, 1988
  • Contributing Author, School and Community Theatre Problems: A Handbook for Survival, Allyn and Bacon. 1978


 

Directed Plays & Performances

  • Director, University Theatre , California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Carson, CA. Prelude to a Kiss, by Craig Lucas. November, 2005. Information  View 23 images .
  • Preulde to a Kiss (Click on image to expand photo.)
  • Director, Edison Studio Theatre, Carson, CA. A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen. March, 2005. Information View 20 images .
  • Director, University Theatre, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Carson, CA. Detox, original musical by Rex Heuschkel. April-May, 2004. View 64 images.
  • Director, Edison Studio Theatre, Carson, CA. Dinner With Friends, by Donald Margulies. Reviewed by The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA , April, 2003. View 31 images.
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. The Last Night of Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry. October, 2001
  • Performance, Teatro Dominguez, Carson, CA. “Boo,” The Last Night of Ballyhoo, by Alfred Uhry. November, 2000
  • Director, Edison Studio Theatre, Carson, CA. Equus, by Peter Shaffer, Reviewed by The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA. December, 1999
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney. October, 2000
  • Performance, Teatro Dominguez, Carson, CA. “First Wife,” Golden Child, by David Henry Hwang. April, 2000
  • Director, Festival of Scenes, ACTF Regional Festival. Invited to present Six Degrees of Separation , Chapman University, Orange, CA. February, 1998
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. Six Degrees of Separation, by John Guare. Adjudicated by The American College Theatre Festival (ACTF). November, 1997
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward. Reviewed by The Daily Breeze, May, 1996
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson , CA. A Shayna Maidel, by Barbara Lebow Adjudicated by American College Theatre Fetival, November, 1994
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. Our Town, by Thornton Wilder. Adjudicated by The American College Theatre Festival, May, 1994
  • Director, Free to Be…You and Me, by Marlo Thomas and Ms. Productions, Children's Theatre Touring Production, performed at eight Southern California elementary schools. Spring, 1993
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. Steel Magnolias , by Robert Harling. Reviewed by The Daily Breeze, Torrance, C . March, 1992
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. Our Town, by Thornton Wilder. Adjudicated by The American College Theatre Festival, May, 1994
  • Director, Carson Civic Light Opera, Carson , CA . Anything Goes, by Cole Porter. Reviewed in The Long Beach Telegram. August, 1991
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. Top Girls, by Caryl Churchill. Reviewed by The Daily Breeze , Torrance , CA . March, 1990
  • Director, Carson Civic Light Opera, Carson , CA . Gypsy , by Arthur Laurents, Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim. Reviewed by The Long Beach Press Telegram and The Daily Breeze, Torrance, C . March 1990
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carso , CA. The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. Reviewed in The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA . May, 1991
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, CA. A Chorus Line , by James Kirkwood , Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch and Edward Kleban. Reviewed in The Daily Breeze, Torranc , CA . November, 1988
  • Director, Alternative Repertory Theatre, Santa Ana , CA . Slow Dance on the Killing Ground , by William Hanley. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, Dramalogue, etc. April, 1989
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson , CA . A Midsummer Night's Dream , by Shakespeare. Reviewed in The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA., May, 1988
  • Director, Muckenthaler Center , Theatre on the Green, Fullerton , CA . Same Time Next Year , by Bernard Slade. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, July, 1987
  • Performance, Gem Theatre, Grove Shakespeare Company, Garden Grove , CA . “Betsy Simmons,” Vikings, by Stephen Metcalfe. Jules Aaron, director. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times , Dramalogue , etc. January, 1988
  • Performance, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carso , CA . “Eurydice,” Antigone , by Sophocles. Jack Vaughn, director. May, 1987
  • Director, Playbox Theatre, CSUDH, Carson , CA. Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley. Adjudicated by The American College Theatre Festival. March, 1987
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson, C. Picnic, by William Inge. Reviewed in The Daily Breeze, Torrance, CA . October, 1986
  • Director, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. Lovers…Winners and Losers , by Brian Friel. Summer, 1985
  • Director, University Theatre, CSUDH, Carson , CA . You Can't Take it with You, by Kaufman and Hart. Reviewed in The Daily Breeze , Toance , CA . November, 1985
  • Director, Curtis Civic Theatre, Brea, CA. Plaza Suite, by Neil Simon. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, etc. 1984
  • Director, Playbox Theatre, CSUDH, Carson , CA . Uncommon Women and Others, by Wendy Wasserstein. December, 1984
  • Director, Burnight Theatre Center, Norwal , CA. Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon. Reviewed in The Los Angeles Times, October, 1983
  • Director, Fullerton College Campus Theatre, Fullerton, CA . The Shadow Box, by Michael Cristofer. Reviewed in The Orange County Register. March, 1980
  • Performances, Television Commercials—including Buick La Sabre ( Resume available on request) 1980-1984
  • Director, Assistant to Richard Schechner, The Performance Group, New York , N.Y. Seneca's . Fall, 197
  • Performance, 14 th Street Playhouse , New York , N.Y. World Premier Showcase. Caution, Women Working. Review in The New York Times, 1978
  • Director, Assistant to Anthony Stimack, PAF Playhouse, Huntington, New York. Give My Regards to Broadway. Reviewed in The New York Times, May 1978


 

Presentations

  • Conference Presentation, "Civic Engagement on a Multicultural Campus," CUMU, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, October, 2006
  • Conference Presentation, “Producing the Classics on a Multicultural Campus,” Compara- tive Drama Conference, Loyola University, L.A. , CA , March, 2006
  • Speaker, “ Equus , the Drama of Psychopathology,” presented at Dominguez Theatre Guild Dinner, Carson, CA . December, 1999
  • Speaker, “Developing Multiple Characters in A.R. Gurney's The Dining Room,” presented at Dominguez Theatre Guild Dinner, Carson, CA. October, 2000
  • Speaker, “The Arts and the Community,” City Hall, Carson, Coordinating Council, Carson, CA . June, 1997
  • Conference Presentation, “Directing New Plays”, American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) Regional Festival, Glendale, CA. February, 1995
  • Conference Presentation, “Working on New Scripts,” Demonstrated performance techniques for new play development, American Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) National Conference, Chicago, IL. July 1994
  • Conference Presentation, “Using Movement to Enhance Dramatic Action,” American College Theatre Regional Festival, Las Vega , NV., February 1993
  • Speaker, “Successful College Teaching,” Faculty Development workshop, CSUDH, Carson , CA May, 1991
  • Conference Presentation, Director – Secret Souls. Showcased the process of developing new scripts for presentation at Southern Caliofnria Educational Theatre Association (SCETA) Conference, Costa Mesa, CA October 1990
  • Conference Presentation, Director – Secret Souls. Showcased the process of developing new scripts for presentation at Southern California Educational Theatre Association (SCETA) Conference, Costa Mesa, CAl October 1990
  • Conference Presentation, Directed a reading of The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, for presentation at the 16 th Annual Labor Studies Conference, Carson, CA. April, 1990
  • Speaker, “Women's Issues in Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, ” Women's Council Dinner, Carson, CA. March, 1990
  • Speaker, Don Juan Lecture Series, “The Feminist Point of View in Octavio Solis' Man of the Flesh, ” Conference co-sponsored by Theatre Arts and Mexican American Studies. Carson, CA. October, 1991
  • Speaker, “Cold Readings ,” Theatre Arts Conservatory, Fullerton College, Fullerton , CASpeaker, Television Interview on American Cable Systems, Channel 26, Six O'clock News. “Private Moments in Public Performance.” Interviewed by Glen Van Zutphen. March, 1989
  • Speaker, “Acting in Commercials,” Theatre Arts Conservatory, Fullerton College , Fullerton , CA . Summer, 1988
  • Conference Presentation, Artist in Residence, Arts Faculty Institute, Kirkwoo , CA . “Collaborating with Other Artists, in A Midsummer Night's Dream .” August, 1988
  • Speaker, The Learning Annex, with Peter Desberg, Pacifica Hotel, Los Angeles, CA . “Vocal Techniques for Public Speaking. October-December, 1989
  • Speaker, Radio, K-Earth 101, Los Angeles, CA . “Using Theatre Skills on Job Interviews.” Interviewed by Chuck Edwards of Copley Radio News Service, March, 1988
  • Speaker, Women's Dialogue Association of CSUDH. “Women's Perspective on Theatre Arts,” Carson, CA. October, 1985
  • Professional Workshop, “Improvisational Techniques,” The Studio, Fullerton, CA. Summer, 1984


 

Grants Awarded

  • $4,500.00 WASC Committee Grant: “The Effect of Multicultural Casting on Civic Engagement,” 2005
  • $700.00 (and release time): Faculty Development Grant, 1997
  • $1,800.00 per year, Alumni Association grants for Honors Program student internships, 1992-1995
  • $500.00 award to present at the National American College Theatre Festival (ACTF) at the Kennedy Center in Washington , D.C. , 1995
  • $500.00 Faculty Development grant to present at Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference, Chicago , IL , 1994
  • $25,000.000 grant from the city of Carson to produce the Carson Civic Light Opera, Summer 1990
  • $3,500.00 RSCAP Summer Fellowship to direct Carson Civic Light Opera, Summer 1991
  • $6,500.00 Lottery Grant to fund High School performances of CSUDH Theatre Arts main stage productions, 1988
  • 2.3 WTU's release time, Affirmative Action Award, Spring 1990
  • $20,800.00 – As part of the Humanities and Fine Arts Outreach Council, our Lottery proposals were funded as follows (1988-89):
  • Fine Arts Festival $9,600.
  • K-12 HFA Outreach $2,500.
  • K-12 Dance Visitation $1,000.
  • H.S. Honors Choir $1,300.
  • Theatre for High Schools $6,500.


 

University Awards

  • Women's Center Outstanding Faculty Award, 1991
  • Outstanding Professor Award, Disabled Student Services, 1991
  • MPPP Award, (Meritorious Performance & Professional Promise), 1988 
  • Lyle Gibson distinguished Teaching Award, 1989


 

National/International Awards / Who's Who

  • Who's Who in America , 1996-present

  • Who's Who among American Women, 1992-present

  • Who's Who in Entertainment, 1992

  • Who's Who in Education, 1993-present

  • Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Excellence, 1975

  • Kappa Delta Pi – An Honor Society in Education, 1973

  • Yale University Fellowship Award, 1970



 

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