Eastern Mennonite University

Ted Swartz, narrator for the chamber music series performance of Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat, lives in Harrisonburg, Va., and is a writer and actor who has been mucking around in the worlds of the sacred and profane for over 20 years. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary, he is the creator or co-creator of over a dozen plays, including FishEyes, Creation Chronicles, DoveTale, What Would Lloyd Do?, with Trent Wagler, Tattered and Worn and Just Give ‘Em the News, with Jeff Raught, I’d Like to Buy an Enemy, Excellent Trouble, with Ingrid de Sanctis, Live at Jacob’s Ladder, and others. Ted is a theologian of a different sort. Both theater and seminary trained, he has found a unique, and entertaining, discovery: at the intersection of humor and biblical story is often a greater understanding of the text, or, at the very least, a different understanding. Ted is the owner and artistic director of Ted and Company Theaterworks based in Harrisonburg.