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ted witzel // bio

ted witzel.

 
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(taedon witztl doesn’t live here anymore). ######## ted witzel is a queer theatre-maker and programmer based between berlin and toronto. primarily a director, ted is also variously a curator, writer, dramaturg, translator, designer, and performer. he has worked in theatres in vancouver, montreal, stratford, ottawa, london, milan, palermo, stuttgart, ingolstadt, baden-baden and bad hersfeld, which is a small town with a lot of sheep in it. well, near it. ######## ted is assistant creative producer for the stratford festival laboratory, the company’s innovation wing. he was recently selected as a national theatre school’s artistic leadership resident, and is a participant in the banff centre’s 2019 cultural leadership program. ######## in toronto, ted runs an independent theatre collective called the red light district. recently, he led the co-creation of the performance series LULU // aspects of a femme fatale at buddies in bad times theatre. ted is also part of the core creative team behind susanna fournier’s THE EMPIRE: a trilogy of modern epics. ######## fusing high-octane performance, rigorous dramaturgy, digital aesthetics, and poetic text, ted’s theatre is located at the intersection between the personal and the political, and the (visceral, emotional, intellectual) frictions between them. ######## ted was in the inaugural cohort of the york university/canadian stage MFA in directing, and has been artist-in-residence at harbourfront centre, buddies in bad times (toronto) and institut für alles mögliche (berlin). in 2016, ted won the kevin spacey foundation’s artist of choice award, which was a less dubious honour back then. ######## ted used to include a cute joke about his spider plant in his bio, but it recently died of neglect.