Today is the birthday of American actor, teacher, director and dramaturge TED SOD. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Sod has numerous theater, film and television appearances and productions to his credit. He is the chief dramaturge for the Tony Award-winning Roundabout Theater in New York City. His writing credits include the plays Not Sunset Boulevard, Salon, Satan and Simon Desoto, The Lost Art of Conversation and The Cousins Grimm.

He’s directed How To be A Good Italian Daughter In Spite of Myself, Talley’s Folly, Wit, The House Of Blue Leaves, Who Popped Papi Chulo? and Scarlet Sees The Light. Sod’s television credits include Nurse Jackie, Ugly Betty, and Law and Order. He recently appeared at the Perth Arts Festival in Blank and Jensen’s Aftermath and in Mona Mansour’s Urge For Going at the The Public Theatre.