Eric Hissom

Eric Hissom

Eric makes his living as an actor, and director, primarily in regional theatre. He has worked in theaters all over the country, has done a national tour, and has dabbled in film and television. Though he has been writing for years, and has had several professional productions of his plays, he feels he is only now coming into his own as a playwright. Visit his website for more information: erichissom.com.

Plays

  • SHAKESPEARE AND THE ZOMBIE PLAGUE OF 1590 (cowritten with Richard Henry)
    Shakespeare in Love meets Dawn of the Dead! A two-act, full throttle, mash-up of Shakespeare’s plays and Zombie movies. Terrifying, hilarious, and artfully anachronistic, with lots of heart, a little satire, and a horde of flesh-eating Zombies.
  • Appropriation
    A full tilt battle of the sexes, and races, twisted up in a meta-theatrical romantic comedy, as two writers, a young black woman and a middle-aged white man, vie for the authorship of what turns out to be this very play.
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau
    An stirring one-man show, based on the H.G. Wells novel. Faithful to the source, but not slavishly so, resonating deeply with contemporary attitudes and aesthetics. Fast-paced and suspenseful, yet poignant, philosophically probing, and darkly humorous. A single actor brings to life the entire cast of bizarre characters in a tour-de-force performance.
  • Rude Mechanics
    A fast, funny, and slyly anachronistic period comedy, resonant with contemporary issues. At the eleventh hour, Shakespeare’s troupe, which is rife with love-triangles, and features a spear-carrier thrust into a major role, frantically rehearses the Pyramus and Thisbe section of A Midsummer Night's Dream for an imminent performance before the King and his court, on a night fraught with political intrigue.