Eric Ting

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Obie Award-winning director Eric Ting has been deeply committed throughout his career to the development of new and diverse voices for the theater. Ting has directed works (many of them world premieres) by the 1491s, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sam Hunter, Marcus Gardley, Toshi Reagon, 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. Named Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater in 2016, Ting’s work lives at the vanguard of art, social consciousness, and community practice. Ting 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 most recently 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.