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bio

ted witzel // bio

ted witzel.

 
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(taedon witztl doesn’t live here anymore). ########  ted witzel is a queer theatre-maker based between berlin and toronto.  primarily a director, ted is also variously a writer, dramaturg, translator, designer, and performer.  he has worked in theatres in vancouver, montreal, stratford, ottawa, london, milan, stuttgart, ingolstadt, baden-baden and bad hersfeld, which is a small town with a lot of sheep in it.  well, near it.  ######## currently, ted works as the assistant artistic director at the stratford festival.  ########  in toronto, ted runs an independent theatre collective called the red light district.  most recently, he co-created LULU // aspects of a femme fatale at buddies in bad times theatrea performance series which culminated in a mainstage production in may 2018, and was nominated for several doras.  ########  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 an 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.