Ted Sod

Ted Sod
West New York, NY
Playwriting, Screenwriting, Acting, Storytelling
Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Hospital, Independent Living, K-12 Schools, Library
TED SOD has been dramaturg for the education department at Roundabout since 2002. WRITING: Papa’s Prince, The Cousins Grimm (The Bailiwick Rep/Chicago; readings at NYMF, York Theatre and Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center); 27, Rue de Fleurus (Urban Stages, NYC/Published by Samuel French); Satan and Simon Desoto (Cal Arts Theatre School/Published by Heinemann/made into the film Crocodile Tears); The Lost Art of Conversation (Readings at Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre Company/NYC and Lavender Footlights/Miami). ACTING: Bored To Death, Nurse Jackie, Ugly Betty; all three Law and Orders, Life Itself, Premium Rush, Mania Days, Frank vs. God. Tour of Aftermath in Europe, US and Australia. Urge for Going (Public Theatre). DIRECTING: The Ocean All Around Us (Portland Center Stage); How To Be A Good Italian Daughter In Spite of Myself, (Cherry Lane Theatre); Blood Type: Ragu (Actors’ Playhouse); By Jupiter (York Theatre Co.); Agnes of God, A Night In Tunisia, Talley’s Folly, Wit and numerous touring productions (George Street Playhouse); Fitting In and Homecoming (Seattle Repertory Theatre). TEACHING: He has been on the teaching artist roster for The New Victory Theatre since 2002. He has taught workshops and residencies for Theatre for A New Audience, TDF, Seattle Repertory Theatre (where he was Artist-in-Residence and Director of Education from 1993-1998); and George Street Playhouse (where he was Artistic Associate/Director of Education from 1998-2001). For more info: www.tedsod.com
The workshops I teach in playwriting, acting and/or directing are designed to teach adult students the fundamentals of writing dialogue as playwrights, using imaginary circumstances to inhabit characters as actors and learning a vocabulary to give guidance to actors as directors. These workshops work well with adults who are intimidated by formal language skills or who say: "But, I can't write"! Who may also say they are shy and think they cannot act and/or don't think they know how to give guidance to actors when directing. There is immediacy in theatre that translates into excitement. Participants are encouraged to find their own voice-- whether they are acting, writing or directing -- individuality and life experience are extremely valuable to this process of learning! Issues, emotions and internal conflicts are explored and to some extent resolved in all three disciplines. The workshops are divided into three major components and can be custom-made to serve the needs of the demographic. As a teacher I never ask a question as if I already know the answer because I don't -teaching is a two way street -- Often I learn as much form my students as they learn from me.