Fred Barzyk recalls an embarrassing moment from this first year of being a director at WGBH, in 1960.
I love actors. I love how they are willing to give of themselves, to be vulnerable to critics, to wrap themselves in personas not their own, and how they love what they do.
I always dreamed of doing an original TV musical. Raposo and Lehrer were willing to work on the musical for no money. What we needed was a play.
This is the second in a series of reminiscences by Fred Barzyk, longtime WGBH producer and director.
I was asked to produce and direct a program for college kids during the summer of 1967. The show featured a young Englishman who was lecturing at Tufts University. His name was David Silver and he looked a lot like Mick Jagger.
This is the first in a series of reminiscences by Fred Barzyk, longtime WGBH producer and director.
As a 23 year old on-camera TV neophyte, watching Julia’s completely honest and wonderfully natural television presentations, actually helped me in my own slightly panicky weekly approach to hosting a television show.
From Current: Director Fred Barzyk began his career at Boston’s WGBH, experimenting with television and the emerging form of video. Now, the director is preparing to produce the final short film of his drama trilogy on death.
When I first was hired by Greg Harney to direct Parlons Français back in 1960, I struck a deal. I would devote my life to TV (and not the theater) if only he would give me Studio A for a week so I could do a TV drama. He agreed.
From Fred Barzyk: The little drama you are about to see was my attempt to take 20 volunteers, some in their 60's and 70's, and mold them into a movie crew. So, here it is. The Journey.