Air Date: March 16, 2014
Ted Minos aka Ted Bruce of Everett Ma. Ted is the Founder/Producing Artistic Director of Moose Hall Theatre Company (MHTC) and the Inwood Shakespeare Festival (ISF), has been a professional actor in NYC for over 30 years. He has played featured roles in television and his theatrical background is extensive having worked in Regional Theatre’s such as Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, New York Off Broadway Theaters such as the Public Theatre (for Joe Papp), Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Roundabout Theatre. He has also performed at the Gene Frankel Theatre, New Dramatists and River Arts Theatre among others.
He has produced Opera, concerts and many dramatic productions. He has directed a third of the Shakespeare Canon and many classical & contemporary plays. As a playwright, he’s adapted seven plays from classical and popular literature and written four original plays for the outdoor venue: Spartacus a historical/fictional account of the Roman slave uprising, Tombstone, Saga of Americans-The West Historic/Fiction based on events and characters leading to the shootout at the OK Corral, The Golem, Heart of Light, Mind of Darkness a gothic/horror tale based on Jewish folk-tales and Zapata! Tiger of Morelos a Spanish/English production based on the life of Mexican Rebel, Emiliano Zapata. He is scheduled to direct Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros for ISF season 2013.
The Inwood Shakespeare Festival was conceived and developed by Ted Minos as a way to bring theatre to the Northern Manhattan community. ISF in partnership with City of New York/Parks & Recreation each summer for the last 15 years, has continued to play a crucial role in the vitality of our community with pioneer productions; accessible FREE public programs of theatre & music in Inwood Hill Park Peninsula, bringing together over 39,000 audience members of all ages and cultures from our wonderful communities of Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem and beyond . . . & counting.
Ted is an Uptown Arts Stroll Honoree for his contributions to the arts and efforts to bring excellent programming in uptown Manhattan. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Ted and his wife Cathy have been Inwood residents for 29 years, where they raised their three children.