Eric teaching at Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive, 2017

Eric teaching at Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive, 2017


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For over a decade, Eric has taught acting and improvisation in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the teaching faculty at Steppenwolf Classes West, the annual Steppenwolf West Summer Intensive, and Warner Loughlin Studios. Eric was a faculty member at iO West until its closing, and was the Director of Training from 2005-2009. He teaches independent scene study classes and offers private acting , audition, on-set, interview and public speaking coaching.

Previously, Eric has taught undergraduate acting and worked as a Guest Artist and Guest Director at the University of California at San Diego; he’s taught at The Art of Acting Studio, AK Workshops, BGB Studios, The Australian Film & Television Academy, iO Chicago, USC, California State University's Summer Arts program, and led workshops at numerous theaters, festivals and conferences in the US and Canada.

As an acting and performance coach, Eric has worked with a wide range of actors, including tv series regulars, Broadway veterans, and novice actors. He’s consulted and coached athletes, musicians, speakers, and public figures in interveiew, presentation, and public speaking techniques. Eric's work as a teacher and trainer extends beyond the performing arts - he teaches researchers, faculty, and graduate students science communication skills at UC San Diego and has studied science communication at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in Stony Brook, NY.

Utilizing a wide range of techniques and tools, from longform improv, short form & Spolin games, elements of Meisner technique, Stanislavsky, Viewpoints, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, contact improv, Shakespeare, and on-camera training, Eric's goal is to give each student and client a customized, craft-oriented approach where they can develop consistency and confidence as professionals in the arts, sciences, and beyond.



Eric's scene study classes utilize scenes from contemporary theatre, film, and television. Small class sizes ensure individual attention and that every actor works every class. Scene study classes are recommended for intermediate and advanced actors, as they are not focused on foundational acting techniques (new students may be asked to provide resume & reel or to audition). The classes provide a place for experienced working and auditioning actors to explore, expand, and challenge themselves and each other in a supportive environment focused on craft and growth. 

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No workshops are scheduled at this time. To inquire about setting up a class or workshop at your theater, school, or organization, please contact Eric directly.


On-set, in home, and Skype/FaceTime coaching sessions are available by appointment. Sessions may include audition and/or role preparation, public speaking coaching, and/or performance & communication consultation. Rates are flexible depending on the client’s needs and means. To receive a quote or for more detailed coaching info, please use contact form below.

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