director, programmer, educator, and strategist; these days in toronto, canada.
ted witzel (he/him) is a queer theatre-maker, programmer, educator, and strategist, currently based in toronto. he has worked in theatres in berlin, 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 currently the artistic associate for the stratford festival lab, where he oversees the festival’s research and development initiatives, and is also artistic director of the red light district. in 2019, ted was an artistic leadership resident at the national theatre school of canada and a member of the banff centre for arts and creativity's cultural leadership cohort. he has been an artist-in-residence at buddies in bad times theatre, harbourfront centre and institut für alles mögliche. ted is a graduate of york university/canadian stage’s MFA directing program and holds a BA from the university of toronto. in 2016 he won the kevin spacey foundation’s artist of choice award, which was a much less dubious honour back then. recent directing credits include: the scavenger’s daughter (buddies/paradigm) LULU // aspects of a femme fatale (buddies/red light district). thisisnttaedon.com