Eric Rose, Co-Artistic Director

Eric recently trained with James Yarker, Artistic Director of Stan's Cafe as part of the Magentic North Theatre Festival's Directing Masterclass as well as at The North American Cultural Laboratory in New York, One Yellow Rabbits Summer Lab Intensive, and at the International Director's Masterclass in Ottawa (2007) where we worked with Catherine Alexander, the Artistic Associate of the internationally renowned Theatre Complicte. As an educator, Eric has created and taught courses and workshops for numerous organizations across Canada: Charlottetown Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Mount Royal University, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, Sheridan and Red Deer College, Theatre Ontario, Artstrek and many others.

Recent Ghost River Theatre credits include: directing and dramaturging Jason Carnew’s ONE (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production, Betty Nomination for Outstanding Direction and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction at the SummerWorks Festival 2011), directing/co-writing The Highest Step in the World (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production, short listed for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Prize in Playwriting and the 2012 recipient of the CITT Award for Technical Merit).

Additional credits include: directing/co-writing Once Upon an Atom Bomb for the Green Fools Physical Theatre; adapting and directing The Adding Machine for Central Memorial Performing Arts Program; directing/co-writing Peril in Paris (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.

Up-coming, Eric will be directing the World Première of David van Belle’s Everything is Terribly Nice Here for GRT, at The Joyce Doolittle Theatre in Calgary, December 2012.  He will also direct the Canadian Première of The Kite Runner for Theatre Calgary and The Citadel Theatre’s 2012/13 season.

News Bites

  • GRT Co-Artistic Directors David van Belle and Eric Rose had their 5-minute work, The Program, produced in Edmonton in January as part of Theatre Yes's National Elevator Project.  A friendly customer service program went horribly wrong for one unlucky patron nightly--all in the confines of an elevator!
  • Our new venue is shaping up!  We are at over 93% on our fundraising target to re-equip the former Dancer's Studio West space on 10th Avenue.  We are working closely with our partners The Green Fools and Calgary Young People's Theatre to make the space a beautiful home for us and an accessible rental space for the whole community.
  • Ghost River Theatre has been invited to pitch its new work, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst at a special session at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival this June in Halifax.  The pitch sessions provide a great opportunity to expand options for touring and finding partners for our work.
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  • GHOST RIVER on the road!

The Highest Step in the World flies again at Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre

Oct 22 - Nov 9, 2014

In 1960, test pilot Joseph Kittinger leapt from

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