Eddie DeHais is a director, choreographer, deviser, and visual artist who uses physical theater and rigorous collaboration to investigate the best and worst of human nature both in new work and traditional scripts. Their work strives to create epic, transformational experiences where artists and audiences alike can feel empowered and form human connections.  Their conviction is that active and engaging storytelling provokes an indelible experience that changes lives.

 
Eddie is the kind of director who asks you to walk off a cliff in the name of making good theater, which seems like a bad idea until you realize that it’s an invitation to fly.
— KAI CURTIS, PERFORMER
 

Check out some of Eddie’s previous theater work…

Silhouette

Silhouette

Into the Deeps

Into the Deeps

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine

Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine

Sundown at the Devil’s House

Sundown at the Devil’s House

BIG BAD

BIG BAD

Mad Scientisti Cabaret

Mad Scientisti Cabaret

…or some video from ReShape, an installation Eddie creative directed and produced in 2018!

 
Eddie DeHais’ direction is exquisite. You do not see it or notice it so much as feel it moving everything forward: Story, tech, people all moving forward towards an uncertain future.
— JOE ZAVADIL, ACTOR
 

Photo by Joe Iano.

Photo by Craig Amromin

This kind of theater - immediate, entirely in & of its necessary medium - should be more common. But this quality of show will always be rare; this much time, attention, and heart isn’t easily or frequently poured into a piece to this effect. The performers put all the humor, precision, pathos, and vulnerability on stage that they can muster, directed with characteristically vivid urgency and atomic-clock-timing by Eddie DeHais.
— LYAM WHITE, WRITER & PERFORMER, UMO ENSEMBLE

Production Still: BIG BAD. Marcus Gorman, Alyza DelPan-Monley, Jordan Moeller, and Jessica Stepka. Photo by Joe Iano.