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NYC directing credits include: HOW TO BE A GOOD ITALIAN DAUGHTER (IN SPITE OF MYSELF) at The Cherry Lane Theatre; BLOOD TYPE: RAGU at Actors’ Playhouse; THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Terry Schreiber Studio; WHO POPPED PAPI CHULO? and SCARLET SEES THE LIGHT for the NYC Fringe Festivals in 2003 and 2004; BY JUPITER for the Musicals in Mufti series at The York Theatre Company and assisting Daniel Sullivan on the world premiere of  TEN UNKNOWNS at Lincoln Center Theater.​


Sod was Artistic Associate/Director of Education from 1998-2001 at George Street Playhouse (GSP). At GSP, on the mainstage, he has directed AGNES OF GOD, A NIGHT IN TUNISIA, TALLEY’S FOLLY and WIT  (named one of the 10 best productions in NJ of 2000 and best play new to NJ by The Star Ledger). He also directed numerous touring shows for young audiences and annually curated The Diva Project/Solo Performance Festival including such artists as: Christina Anderson, Penny Arcade, Kirsten Childs, Liza Colon, Suzzanne Douglas, Tonya Pinkins, Reno, Carmelita Tropicana and others. Gentle Men featured the talents of Ron Taylor, Dan Domingues, Frank Igrasciotta, Paul Bonin Rodriquez and others.

He directed David Lavine's THE OCEAN ALL AROUND US at Portland Center Stage for the 2013 JAW Festival. He was Artist-in-Residence at Seattle Repertory Theatre (SRT) for five seasons. At SRT, Sod directed touring productions of Maria Decaney's FITTING IN and Lauren Weedman's HOMECOMING and ran the education programming. He was a participant in Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and is a member of SDC. Sod has also directed JAR THE FLOOR for Charlotte Repertory Theatre  and HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT for The Arbor Music Society.

​REVIEWS:

The moment “Agnes” starts, director Ted Sod lets the audience know it’s in capable hands. There ‘s a remarkable amount of detail in Sod’s production. -Peter Filichia, Star-Ledger​

Talley’s Folly:​​​​​​​​​​
By the end, most of the audience is charmed, if not weepy. Who said there were no evenings of simple pleasures around? Ted Sod, the director, preserves the grace of a fragile piece of theater. -Alvin Klein, The New York Times​

Wit:​​​​​​​​​​
The production is marked by sharp direction, brilliant acting. Credit director Ted Sod for making interesting departures from the New York staging. Sod’s innovations deepen the sense of despair for Vivian’s plight. -Peter Filichia, Star-Ledger

A Night in Tunisia:​​​​​​​​​​
This is thrilling theatre (directed by Ted Sod). Both play and performances are compelling. -Robert L. Daniels, Variety​

“A Night in Tunisia” is a moving and entertaining theatrical experience. The fine hand of director Ted Sod is evident in the brilliant performances of the two actresses who make up the cast. -Charles Paolino, Home News Tribune​

L'Histoire du Soldat (The Soldier’s Tale):​​​​​​​​​​
Director conquers “Soldier’s Tale”. What director Ted Sod chooses to do is treat the Presbyterian Church as a jungle gym for his actors, who accompany the music with rhymed couplets. While the orchestra unassumingly played in a front corner of the church, Sod danced his Soldier down each aisle, sat the Devil on a balcony railing, his bare feet dangling over the edge, and stationed the Narrator in the pulpit to pontificate. -Frederick Kaimann, Star-Ledger​
 

The House of Blue Leaves:​​​​​​​​​​
Brilliantly orchestrating this menagerie is Ted Sod, who makes a dashing debut at T. Schreiber. Sod’s skill is evident in his cast’s nearly flawless navigation of the theater’s very limited space. The show’s lunacy is well handled by Sod, and his adeptness at staging the numerous asides (as well as an unexpected opening) gives the play an indelible freshness. -Grant Tyler Peterson, OFF OFF ONLINE​

Director Ted Sod, making his Schreiber debut, has handled Guare’s script with integrity and tact, working well with the first-rate cast he’s assembled for the occasion. -Joseph Hurley, Irish Echo​

Director Ted Sod has assembled a production that makes Guare’s riff on (celebrity and fortune) hit home with a memorable impact. -The Gothamist

​Blood Type Ragu:

Director Ted Sod keeps the staging sharp and clean. Projections and simple lighting effects help push the story along for a fast-paced 90 minutes – Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

​Director Ted Sod has done an exceptional job in ensuring that the many characters that Ingrasciotta plays all remain distinct. – Andy Propst, Theatremania

How To Be A Good Italian Daughter (In Spite of Myself):

​The production sparkles under Ted Sod's playful direction. – Maggie Cino, nytheatre.com

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill:

Under the watchful and keen eye of director Ted Sod, Douglas’ Billie comes on looking stunning in a white satin dress, but looking stunned, too. She’s blinking in confusion, wondering how she got here. –Peter Filichia, NJ Star Ledger

Director Sod's concept, which has Lady Day imagining herself singing unimpaired within her own head, enhances Douglas' performance by rendering moot any question which might be raised about her not singing in Holiday style. –Bob Rendell, Talkin’ Broadway