Ted Huffman is a stage writer and director born in New York. Ted studied Humanities at Yale University and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program. His most recent piece, Denis & Katya, a true-story opera created with composer Philip Venables for Opera Philadelphia, won the 2019 Fedora Generali Prize and the 2020 Ivor Novello Award for Stage Work and is nominated for the International Opera Award and the Opernwelt Jarhrbuch Awards. Critics have called it “an intimate, haunting triumph” (New York Times) and “bracingly original and bleakly powerful” (The Telegraph).
Ted also collaborated with Philip on his first opera, 4.48 Psychosis performed in The Royal Opera in London, which was the first ever permitted adaptation of any of British playwright Sarah Kane's work. The opera won a range of awards and received overwhelming praise: “rawly powerful and laceratingly honest” (The Telegraph) and “he ambushes and refreshes an old art form.” (The Observer).
A native New Yorker, Ted studied Humanities at Yale University and apprenticed at San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program