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Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 
 
 

Biography

Randy Weiner

Dramaturge

Randy Weiner is a playwright and theatre producer. He is a leading impresario of non-traditional theatre in New York and around the world. With his wife, Diane Paulus, Weiner co-created The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which has been produced in New York, London, Madrid, Geneva, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Seoul, and throughout the United States. Along with partners Simon Hammerstein and Richard Kimmel, Weiner created and continues to manage the variety theatre-nightclub THE BOX in NYC and London. As a writer collaborating with Director Diane Paulus, Randy's work includes the story for a robot opera, Death and the Powers, produced by MIT Media Lab; the book and lyrics for Best of Both Worlds, an R&B musical based on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale produced by American Repertory Theatre; and 38 other productions with Project 400, a troupe he established with Paulus. Weiner is the creator of OBERON the theatre-nightclub that is the second stage for American Repertory Theatre. Weiner also produced the Drama Desk Award winning immersive theatrical experience of Punchdrunk's Sleep No More. He has served on the Advisory Committee on the Arts at Harvard University and has lectured on theatre arts at Harvard, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, and Yale University. Randy Weiner collaborates with Cirque du Soleil for the first time.