Eric Ting is an Obie Award-winning director. Recent directing credits include Sam Hunter's A GREAT WILDERNESS (WilliamstownTheatre Festival), RISING SON by Dick Lee (Singapore Repertory Theatre, World Premiere), WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ON THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA, FORMERLY SOUTH-WEST AFRICA FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884-1915 by Jackie Sibblies Drury (Soho Rep and Victory Gardens, World Premiere, Obie for Direction), Nora Chipaumire’s MIRIAM (BAM Next Wave and others, World Premiere), THE UPSTAIRS CONCIERGE by Kristoffer Diaz (Goodman New Stages) and WARRIOR CLASS by Ken Lin (Alliance Theatre).
Upcoming: THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig (Goodman Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club, World Premiere), BROWNSVILLE SONG: B-SIDE FOR TRAY by Kimber Lee (Long Wharf and Philadelphia Theatre Co).
As Long Wharf’s Associate Artistic Director, Ting has directed the world premieres of Laura Jacqmin’s JANUARY JOINER, Aditi Brennan Kapil's AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP and Hemingway’s THE OLD MAN & THE SEA (which he also co-adapted). Also: 4000 MILES, CLYBOURNE PARK, THE BLUEST EYE (a co-production with Hartford Stage), UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL (CT Critics Circle awards for best play and best direction), SYLVIA, ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and his Vietnam War-era adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth – MACBETH. Other credits include Donald Margulies's SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT... (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Anna Deavere Smith's LET ME DOWN EASY (ART) and puppet design for Bizet's THE PEARL FISHERS (Opera Boston). Ting has directed workshops and readings for the LARK, Vineyard Theatre, Yale Rep, the Public Theater, Hartford Stage, and Prelude (NYC); Victory Gardens and Goodman (Chicago); Marin Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights, and ACT (San Francisco); and the Vineyard Arts Project.
Personal awards and grants include a TCG New Generations Future Leaders fellowship and a Jerome & Roslyn Milstein Meyer Career Development Prize. He is a recipient of a 2012 MAP Fund Award for the development of MOTHERLAND/ FOREIGN RELATIONS (WE ALL HERE WHY YOU NEVER CALL?) by Meiyin Wang.
Ting has been a teaching artist for the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Center and the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp (the oldest such program in the nation). He has led playwriting workshops for survivors of domestic violence, and spearheaded a four-year association with the Scotts Run Settlement House (WV) After School Program for underprivileged children.
A founding member of the artists’ collective INTELLIGENT BEASTS, Ting's work has been presented internationally, including France, Canada, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Bali. He has served on multiple grant and fellowship panels including the Jerome Foundation, the NEA, and the Alpert Awards.