This weekend, the Chronicle ran an interesting profile of Sidney Berger, the renowned chair of UH’s school of theater, who is stepping down after 38 years at the helm:
When Sidney Berger became chairman of the University of Houston drama department in 1969, it had a three-person faculty and 30 students with that major.
Today, as the UH School of Theatre and Dance, it boasts a faculty of 15 and 300 majors and a higher national profile — an enduring legacy as Berger steps away this week from a tenure of nearly four decades.
When Berger came aboard, there were no opportunities for UH students to absorb lessons directly from the theater’s greatest talents.
Today, because of the celebrated artists Berger has attracted here, hundreds of alumni can include on their r