ERIC TING | DIRECTOR
“Riveting… [a] stellar production, skillfully helmed by Eric Ting… powerfully human and ultimately sublime.” (VARIETY)
“Ting is a magician… terrific at making stage pictures that not only frame Drury’s big thoughts and bigger imagination but ground them so that the actors can take off.” (NEW YORKER)
Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting’s work lives at the intersection of art and community practice. Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater since 2016, Ting has remained deeply committed to the development of new and diverse voices for the theater, directing works (many of them world premieres) by The 1491s, Toshi Reagon, Lloyd Suh, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sam Hunter, Marcus Gardley, Aditi Kapil, Kimber Lee, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Kenneth Lin, Kristofer Diaz, Lauren Yee, Anna Deavere Smith, and others. Ting’s work has been seen across the United States, as well as internationally, including Singapore, France, UAE, Holland, Canada, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bali. He is a multiple-grant recipient, including a TCG New Generations Future Leaders fellowship, a Jerome & Roslyn Milstein Meyer Career Development Prize, a NEFA National Theater Project grant, a MAP Fund Award, and he was named one of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ 2019 YBCA100. He has served on numerous grant and fellowship panels including the Mellon Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, the Jerome and McKnight Foundations, the NEA, TCG, PONY and the Alpert Awards. Ting is a proud member of the SDC Board.
Recent directing credits include The 1491s Between Two Knees (world prem, OSF); Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (ACT); The Good Person of Szechwan (Cal Shakes); and Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower: The Opera adapted by Toshi Reagon (world prem, International Tour). New York: Manhattan Theatre Club, Public Theater Under the Radar, BAM Next Wave, Soho Rep. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Co, Cincinnati Playhouse, Goodman, Victory Gardens, Denver Center, CTG, ACT, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. International: Singapore, France, UAE, Holland, Canada, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bali.
Upcoming: The Winter’s Tale (Cal Shakes); Bina’s Six Apples by Lloyd Suh (world prem, CTC / Alliance); Between Two Knees (Yale Rep).