Consultancy Areas:  Organisational Consultant  |  Academic and Publications  |  Community Theatre  |  Sociodrama

Community Theatre Director

Past:

  • Strategic Visioner - Leeds: The Story (2013-2015)
  • Writer and co-director of a play 'The Vikings' for Strawberry Fields Primary School in Garforth, Leeds (2015)
  • Creator and Producer of Bradford the Musical (2004-2006)
  • Devisor and Director of Leeds on Trial performed at Leeds Summat 2011

Present:

Artistic Director of:

  • Don't Act Your Age - a long running social improvisation weekly group for over 50's based in Leeds
  • The Curtain Up Players - an amateur theatre group for the over 50's based in Huddersfield who perform their own plays for a variety of community audiences. Some of these plays have been published in The Handy Book of Unscripted Plays, available from Amazon and Lulu.com. The Company also has a facebook page Curtain Up Players
  • ChaiCup - an Asian theatre company performing Ammi is Fine - a play in English and Urdu highlighting the issue of dementia for South Asian audiences.
  • I also mentor a company in New York - Acting for a Change - that I helped to set up.

Workshops:

  • Play in a Day Workshops in Huddersfield, Leeds and Newcastle, and at the 10th Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast
  • Forum theatre sessions in Coventry and Birmingham

I am writing to say a big thank you to the very talented Ron for delivering a fantastic and fun day last weekend for the ‘Play in a Day’ event.
- Aliah Syed

It was a really brilliant day and you did a fantastic job
- Madeleine Frost, Youth Theatre Director, Lawrence Batley Theatre

Relevant Articles:

  • Acting against ageing: the theatre group helping older people stay creative, The Guardian online newspaper, July 2014 - view article
  • Ron Wiener: Notes from a European Workshop: Spontaneity theatre meets sociodrama In R. Wiener, Di Adderley, K. Kirk: Sociodrama in a Changing World, Lulu 2011-12-22
  • Psychodrama, Theatre and the Community, Forum, IAGP 1/2006 pp75-82
  • Bradford the Musical – A Producer’s View BPA Journal, Vol 20,No2 pp57-59
  • Elders, Drama and the Good Life, Quality in Ageing, Vol. 10, No4. 2009, pp 49-52
  • with Linda Richmond: Acting for a change: Using Psychodrama to Enhance Spontaneity, Connections and Change in the Development of a Senior Improvisation Theatre Group- The Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, vol 65, No 1, 2017, pp99-110.
  • The Handy Book of Unscripted Plays Lulu 2017 (Ron Wiener ed.)