Before there was Woodstock, there was Elliot Tiber. Learn about the funny, touching, and true story of the man who enabled Woodstock to take place. It is also the personal story of one man who took stock of his life, his lifestyle, and his future. In short, Taking Woodstock is like no history of Woodstock you have ever read.
Elliot Tiber is an artist and screenwriter and was instrumental in getting the Woodstock Festival to be held in Bethel, New York in 1969. Tiber’s autobiography became a movie, Taking Woodstock, directed by Ang Lee and was released in 2009. Tiber was portrayed by Emmy-nominated comedian Demetri Martin, best known for his Comedy Central sketch show Important Things With Demetri Martin
He has been a professional creative writer for over thirty-five years. He has written and produced numerous award-winning plays and musical comedies for the theater, television, and films around the world. He was also dramaturge for the National Theater of Belgium. He was a semi-finalist in the Academy Awards for best film. As a professor of comedy writing and performance, he has taught at the New School University and Hunter College (CUNY) in New York City.
Mr. Tiber is also a best-selling author. His first novel, Rue Haute, was an instant bestseller in Europe, and was published in the US as an Avon Paperback under its English title, High Street. As a humorist, Elliot Tiber has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, CNBC, and 20/20, as well as on television shows in France, England, Tokyo, Moscow, and Berlin. Tiber has also performed his standup one-man show, Woodstock Daddy, for clubs, theaters, and TV. He currently resides in both New York City and California.
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