Special Talk with honorary Tony award-winning William Berloni
ETHICS IN ANIMAL TRAINING FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND THROWING BROADWAY TO WOLVES, OOPS, WE MEAN DOGS!
Date: June 27, 2016
The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) is pleased to present honorary Tony award-winning William Berloni for a special talk about ethics in animal training for Entertainment and throwing Broadway to the wolves, oops, we mean dogs!
For more than 30 years, Berloni and his company have been training animals for the stage. Berloni primarily takes animals rescued from shelters and prepares them for a life in the limelight using his pioneering humane training techniques. Behind the scenes, Berloni has been a major part of successful Broadway shows including Annie, the Wizard of Oz, Legally Blond, and most recently Ivo van Hove’s scary-brilliant revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible!” Last year, the Discovery Family Channel changed things up by pulling back the curtain to showcase Berloni himself in 'From Wags to Riches!”
Berloni will share some heartfelt stories and introduce WCC guests to the latest four-legged Broadway sensation - Luchta - the breathtaking beast of the “The Crucible” who's had theater goers wondering if Broadway was thrown to the wolves! Luchta is an 18-month-old Tamaskan, a relatively new and rare breed of dog that can pass for wolves even though there is no wolf content in them at all. Berloni will talk about Luchta success in “The Crucible” and how this special breed has enabled him to bring wolf conservation into the spotlight.
After the talk, guests will visit Ambassador Wolves Atka, Alawa, Nikai and Zephyr. Pre-registration is required.