Eric Rose is an award-winning Canadian director, creator, playwright, deviser and educator. In 2012, he received the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Artist Award for his body of work as a theatrical innovator, spanning large-scale contemporary and classical theatre, site-specific and immersive performance, performance creation, devising theatre, new play development, physical theatre and dance. His work is characterized by a striking audio-visual aesthetic that embraces the impossible; constantly reframing and rediscovering what theatre is and is capable of.
Artistic Director of Calgary’s renowned Ghost River Theatre, his recent credits include: director/co-playwright SensoryBox; director/co-playwright of GIANT (Betty Mitchell Nomination Outstanding Director & New Play – Award for Outstanding Ensemble); concept/direction/co-creation of Intuition Project; co-adaptor, sound designer and director Tomorrow’s Child, directing/co-writing The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (Betty Mitchell Awards for Outstanding Production, Direction, New Play and shortlisted for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Prize in Playwriting).
Additional credits include: directing a lab workshop of Troilus & Cressida for Stratford Festival; Concept/Co-Creator I am Canada, Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Concept/Co-Creator TropiCalgary, GLOW Festival; directing/co-creating A Date With The Night for The Globe Theatre; directing/dramaturging a new version of Hannah Moscovitch’s The Huron Bride for Vertigo Theatre; directing the Canadian premiere of The Kite Runner for Theatre Calgary/Citadel Theatre; directing/co-writing Once Upon an Atom Bomb with Jennie Esdale and David Rhymer for the Green Fools Physical Theatre; directing/co-writing Peril in Paris with Ethan Cole(Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play), a new musical for Lunchbox Theatre; directing/dramaturging The Forbidden Sacrifice for the Kathy Knowles Theatre Company in Ghana.
Eric is honoured to have been the Playwright in Residence at Alberta Theatre Projects, the recipient of 6 Betty Mitchell Awards, Canstage Award for Direction, Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 class of 2012 and the CITT Award for Technical Achievement.
As an educator, Eric has taught for: Young Vic, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, University of Toronto, Theatre Calgary, Globe Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, One Trunk Theatre, Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, Undercurrents Festival, Mount Royal University, Sheridan College, University of Calgary, Thorneloe University, ArtsTrek, Theatre Alberta, PEI Conservatory, Charlottetown Festival, Watermark Theatre, and many others.