Eric Reyes Loo

Eric Reyes Loo

Eric Reyes Loo is a playwright and TV writer based in his hometown, Los Angeles. He has produced and developed work with local theatres such as Pacific Resident Theatre, Rogue Machine, The Blank, Moving Arts and Chalk Rep and other places around the country like The Inkwell, Lark Play Development Center, Manhattan Theatre Source, George Street Playhouse and Rattlestick. He's an alumnus of the Playwrights...
Eric Reyes Loo is a playwright and TV writer based in his hometown, Los Angeles. He has produced and developed work with local theatres such as Pacific Resident Theatre, Rogue Machine, The Blank, Moving Arts and Chalk Rep and other places around the country like The Inkwell, Lark Play Development Center, Manhattan Theatre Source, George Street Playhouse and Rattlestick. He's an alumnus of the Playwrights Union and is a part of Chalk Rep's Artistic Circle.

His latest play, DEATH AND COCKROACHES, is being produced by Chalk Repertory Theatre in LA in November 2018.

In addition, Eric has an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, which he attended on a full-scholarship and was awarded a scholarship from the National Hispanic Coalition for the Arts. He has been a lecturer in playwriting, screenwriting and TV writing at San Diego State University and wrote for two years on the teen melodrama GUIDANCE from Awesomeness TV and Verizon's Go90. Season Two can be found on Hulu and Season Three will be there this Fall.

Eric's currently an Executive Story Editor on an upcoming Netflix series set to air in 2019.

Plays

  • Death and Cockroaches
    When Eric moves home to take care of his dying father, he runs from his sadness right into a Wall of Dicks. An irreverently honest story, told from the POV of a playwright in his own play.
    Finalist - Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2017
    Semi-Finalist - Gulfshore Playhouse New Works Festival - 2017
  • This Is Only a Test
    In the wake of every school shooting since Sandy Hook, Washington High is training its students to fight back through a series of Active Shooter Drills. However, the more prepared these students are, the less safe they feel.
  • After and Before
    The story of a man who decides to leave the priesthood when the metaphysical loses its charm, told from his last homily to the very first time he steps to the pulpit as a priest.

    Staged Reading: The Blank Theatre's Living Room Series - 2016
    Semi-Finalist: Princess Grace Award - 2015
    Semi-Finalist: Bay Area Playwrights Festival - 2015
  • The Snake Charmer
    In three different eras, three very different people--obsessed with "The Snake Charmer" by Jean-Leon Gerome--discover how dangerous it is to project their own hopes and dreams onto an unsuspecting young man.
  • On the Subject of Lilla
    A woman gives up her family to pursue love and photography in Venice in the 1960s, which has repercussions for her son and future granddaughter in the present day.

    Finalist for O'Neill National Playwrights Conference - 2011
    Semi-Finalist for Princess Grace Award - 2011
  • Chexicans Can: A Cross Cultural Fantasia
    An actress desperate to become famous shelves her Chinese ways when a chance at Mexican superstardom falls into her lap.
  • Open
    A straight couple decides to tell their gay friends they’re in an open marriage, hoping to gain their support. But as a couple who’s trying to adopt, they have little interest in anything other traditional values, which don’t include the whims of a straight couple trying to spice up their marriage.
  • Party Favors
    During her firm's holiday party, Kate pimps out her brother to her boss in the hopes that she'll get that promotion she deserves.
  • Here We Are
    Bob brings Maddie to a church for the perfect first date - a good sign until he brings a picnic of stinky food, talks about his family history of erectile dysfunction and threatens to expose her as a fraud. Her only option is to retaliate.
  • Tasting
    Malcolm's presentation of a new tasting menu leads to a personal - and very public - debate about cultural appropriation and stolen family recipes when his ex Paul shows up to call him out.