Eric Grant

Eric Grant

Born and raised in Michigan, Eric has been writing stories for stage and screen since he was eight years old. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.), where he was a two-time recipient of the coveted Hopwood Award for Drama. His work has been produced at The Second City's De Maat Theatre (Chicago, IL), Basement Arts (Ann Arbor, MI) and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice (...
Born and raised in Michigan, Eric has been writing stories for stage and screen since he was eight years old. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A.), where he was a two-time recipient of the coveted Hopwood Award for Drama. His work has been produced at The Second City's De Maat Theatre (Chicago, IL), Basement Arts (Ann Arbor, MI) and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice (Phoenicia, NY). He has had staged readings through a residence at The MITTEN Lab (Bear Lake, MI); the John F. Kennedy Center's internship program in Washington, D.C.; and NoMads Art Collective (Chicago, IL). Deeply committed to the advancement of fellow artists, Eric has taken on numerous projects rewriting and advising on scripts, as well as directing short films with principal dancers from the Joffrey Ballet.

Plays

  • Nightcaps
    Two life-changing dates, thirty years apart. Act One follows ELI, a young elementary school teacher who decides to go home with JAY on their first date. As the night progresses, Eli begins to suspect that Jay is a notorious serial killer targeting gay men. He spends the evening attempting to escape with his life.

    Act Two follows the consequences of that evening, thirty years later…
  • Bleecker Street
    Somewhere in America, a town is about to be jolted awake by news crews and police tape. Something terrible has happened at a local gay nightclub. Shelley, a devoted mother of one, receives a frantic phone call from her teenaged son, Steve. He begs his mother to pick him up as soon as possible. A little after midnight, Shelley returns home, covered in blood. Neither she nor her husband, Scott, have located Steve...
    Somewhere in America, a town is about to be jolted awake by news crews and police tape. Something terrible has happened at a local gay nightclub. Shelley, a devoted mother of one, receives a frantic phone call from her teenaged son, Steve. He begs his mother to pick him up as soon as possible. A little after midnight, Shelley returns home, covered in blood. Neither she nor her husband, Scott, have located Steve, but their phones refuse to cease ringing with calls from reporters hoping to get a scoop.

    Later that evening, Steve’s best friend, Zach, arrives at the house to try and comfort the family. As the night drags on, Zach thinks back on the months leading up to this fateful night, and tries to hold on to only the best memories of his friend. Language fails everyone as they’re confronted with grief, loss, love, hope, and even addiction. Together, these three people must piece together their lives while agonizing over one question: Did Steve survive?
  • Paris at Dawn (Paris à l'aube)
    While awaiting a historic vote on same-sex marriage by the French Senate, Jack and François return home to find that the wall of their apartment has been torn down by their neighbors, Marine and Sam. As Paris floods with riots outside, the only option for the two couples is to spend the day together inside. "Paris at Dawn" is the story of their journey to coexistence, love, and acceptance of each other and themselves.
  • Pillow Talk
    A couple discusses the nature of their sordid relationship in the midst of a political campaign.
  • Blood and Water
    The Summer family has enough problems of its own when its matriarch, Meriam, finds herself subpoenaed to testify against her estrange mob-boss father. As the court date looms, personal tragedies at home begin to stack up, as painful revelations about Meriam's children and husband begin to make her question everything.
  • Spoiled Milk
    Danny and Paul have escaped the city during a national quarantine with their lives intact. Sheltering in the countryside with Paul's parents, in Paul's childhood home, Danny can't shake the feeling that everything he left behind in the city may adversely affect his friends and neighbors. Now that the days are blending together, and Danny's paranoia grows unshakeable, he decides it's...
    Danny and Paul have escaped the city during a national quarantine with their lives intact. Sheltering in the countryside with Paul's parents, in Paul's childhood home, Danny can't shake the feeling that everything he left behind in the city may adversely affect his friends and neighbors. Now that the days are blending together, and Danny's paranoia grows unshakeable, he decides it's time to tell Paul what's really on his mind.