"Another thought-provoking piece of theatre from Ghost River, which does more, theatrically-speaking, with less money than any theatre group since Guy Laliberte and those Cirque [du Soleil] guys were busking on the streets of Old Montreal."
-Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald (Everything Is Terribly Nice Here)
|Eric Rose, Co-Artistic Director|
|Written by Administrator|
|Saturday, 06 February 2010 09:43|
Eric is the Co-Artistic Director of Calgary's Ghost River Theatre and a multi-award winning director, creator, dramaturg, and educator. His passion for theatre has lead him to work across Canada, into the United States and as far away as South Korea and Ghana. His love for the creative process has inspired the diversity of his directing experience spanning: large scale contemporary and classical theatre, site-specific performance, performance creation, devising theatre, new play development, physical theatre and dance.
Eric recently received the 2012 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award for his body of work as a theatrical innovator. He has also had the honour of being the Playwright in Residence at Alberta Theatre Projects (2007-2010) as well as Theatre Calgary’s Artistic Associate (2003-2007) where he was the Director/Curator for the New Play Initiative: FUSE.
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.