Teacher

TED SOD was dramaturge for the education department at The Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City for twenty years. He was responsible for interviewing many of the artists who created work for each season’s productions and he regularly facilitated Theatre Plus events including: post-play lectures, pre-show talks, post-play audience discussions and the teachers’ series of pre- and post-show talks.

 

Sod has taught undergraduate directing at Brooklyn College; improvisation at Baruch College and acting (Meisner technique) at American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has taught classes and conducted professional development workshops for The New Victory Theatre, The Roundabout Theatre, Theatre For A New Audience, TDF, Seattle Repertory Theatre, George Street Playhouse and other organizations focusing on arts standards, playwriting, acting/improvisation, directing, critical thinking, using theatre in the classroom, etc.  

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​“Ted worked for me at Seattle Rep in the 1990s as the head of Education and Outreach and he proved to be a triple threat in the job: an exciting teacher, a director of lively intelligence and great visual flair, and a gifted writer. We were lucky to have him and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again if, God forbid, I found myself in charge of another theatrical institution. He has a genuine passion for teaching and directing. Aside from his dedication and craft, Ted has the quality most important to a productive life in this profession: a deep and abiding curiosity.” -Daniel Sullivan, Former Artistic Director, Seattle Repertory Theatre

 

“Professor Sod was a galvanizing presence throughout the term. He is clearly a professional with a wealth of information garnered through an impressive directing career. The students were excited and responsive throughout the session. This was an excellent class.” -Thomas Bullard, Department of Theatre, Brooklyn College

 

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