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Eric Weitz

Eric’s 2017 Course: The Power of Laughter: Comic text into performance

Eric Weitz is an Associate Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Trinity College Dublin, teaching courses in Acting and Comedy, among others. A once and future actor, his scholarly publications include Theatre & Laughter (2016) and The Cambridge Introduction to Comedy (2009), as well as edited collections, For the Sake of Sanity: Doing things with humour in Irish performance (2014) and The Power of Laughter: Comedy and Contemporary Irish Theatre (2004).

He is president of the Irish Society for Theatre Research and serves on the boards of two socially engaged theatre companies, Smashing Times (Dublin) and Collective Encounters (Liverpool).