Meet Eddie

Based on the East Coast with roots in Seattle, Eddie is a 2021 Brown-Trinity Rep MFA Directing Candidate.

Eddie’s directing centers on navigating the best and worst of humanity and investigating issues of power and injustice through a process of risk, play, and curiosity, all driven by rigorous collaboration. They work on both new and traditional scripts as well as generate new work.

As an educator and movement designer, Eddie regularly teaches workshops on generative devising processes, physical theater, clown, and movement. Eddie explores diverse frameworks for accessing movement generation and training, and seeks to empower people to learn their own bodies. Eddie has worked with transgender and nonbinary folks, people with disabilities, people recovering from physical or mental trauma, and people with minimal movement or theatre experience.

Eddie served as the Director of New Works for Café Nordo where they launched its New Works Program, The Pressure Cooker in 2016. They are an Associate Artist at Café Nordo which workshopped and produced Eddie’s new play Sundown at the Devil’s House in both 2016 and 2017.

Eddie is the Founding Artistic Director of DangerSwitch!, a collaborative physical theatre ensemble that produced original action-based theatre in Seattle from 2015-2018. Plays include Mad Scientist Cabaret, BIG BAD, and Into The Deeps.

Various Seattle credits include The Intiman, Book-it Repertory, the 14/48 Projects, Annex Theatre, Café Nordo, Ghost Light Theatricals, ArtsWest, and Live Girls. Chicago credits include assistant directing at the Goodman and Court Theatre.

Eddie received their undergraduate degree in Theater & Performance Studies from the University of Chicago and studied clown and physical theater at L’École Clown et Comédie Francine Côté in Montréal. They have also trained with 500 Clown, Philippe Gaulier, the Neo-Futurists, the SITI Company, Redmoon, and more.

Eddie was an SDCF Observer for Robert O’Hara’s Macbeth at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, an Intiman Theater Emerging Director, and a 4Culture Grant recipient.