Eric teaching at Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive, 2017

Eric teaching at Steppenwolf Classes West Summer Intensive, 2017


For over a decade, Eric has taught regularly in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the teaching faculty at Steppenwolf Classes West, Warner Loughlin Studios, and offers private scene study classes, audition coaching, and on-set coaching. He teaches annually at Steppenwolf Classes West's Summer Intensive. He was a faculty member for over a decade and previously served as the director of the iO West Training Center. 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, California State University's Summer Arts program, and led workshops at numerous festivals and conferences.

 As a teacher and coach, Eric has worked with a wide range of actors including series regulars, Broadway veterans, and novice actors. Utilizing a wide range of techniques and tools, ranging from longform improv, short form & Spolin training, Meisner technique, Stanislavsky, Viewpoints, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, contact improv, Shakespeare, and on-camera training, Eric's versatility as a teacher and coach affords each student and private client a customized, craft-oriented approach where they can grow as artists and find consistency and confidence as professionals.

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 he studied science communication at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in Stony Brook, NY.


No upcoming classes are scheduled at this time.

ABOUT THE CLASSES: Eric's scene study classes utilize scenes from contemporary theatre, film, and television. Small class sizes ensure individual attention and every actor works every class.

The classes focus on text analysis, character development, collaboration with partners, and incorporate many different acting tools, philosophies, and techniques. The classes provide a place for working and auditioning actors to explore, expand, and challenge themselves and each other in a supportive environment. These classes are recommended for actors with previous acting training and experience, since they focus on practice and "workout" rather than as an introduction to acting methodology. New students will be asked to provide a resume and/or summary of previous training.

For more info about scene study classes, please click here for FAQ.

To receive info about upcoming classes and workshops, please join Eric's email list. To inquire about setting up a class or workshop at your theater, school, or organization, please contact Eric directly.


On-set, in home, and studio coaching available by appointment.   Rates are flexible to meet the needs of client and tailored to each project.  To receive a quote or for detailed coaching info, please use contact form below.

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