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Eric Sanders

ERIC SANDERS

  (1982 - )

Nationality:    Mexican-USA
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

Eric is the creator and producer of Dread Awakening, for which he wrote the play Sleep Mask (dir. Amanda Charlton). He is the author of It's a Dry Heat, which is currently under option by Norman Twain, to be directed by Carolyn Cantor (Adam Rapp's Stone Cold Dead Serious). Other plays include his adaptation of Algernon Blackwood's the Wendigo, to be directed by Matt Hancock in the winter of 2006; Oceanside Parkway, which premiered this May at the American Place Theatre (dir. Steven Gillenwater); Ixomia, which will premiere this winter, directed by Stephen Brackett (Sequins for Satan); Faint, which Eric produced and directed at the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival; and the Hillside, which received a reading at Primary Stages in 2003 starring Frank Whaley (Swimming With Sharks) and Alison Pill (the LieutenANT of Inishmore). His one-acts and readings have been seen at the Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop (Clancy & Yvonna, Relapsing Briefly, Dakota, and diet), the Ohio Theatre (the Baby Gap with the adobe Theatre company's 24 Hr. Play Project), the Galapagos Art Space, the John Houseman Studio Theatre, the American Place Theatre (with Studio 42 and Working Man's Clothes), the Irish Arts Center, the Marquee Theatre, and many others.

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below is a list of Eric Sanders's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        1.1 -1.7         Baby Gap, The         Faint         fuckplays         Heartless         Hillside, The         Hollow Hallow         It's a Dry Heat         Ixomia         Last Life         Lords of Chaos Part One         Mangina         Oblivia         Oceanside Parkway         Skin Maps         Sleep Mask         Underground Ocean         Wendigo, The         What's In A Theme?         Who Is Jordan Bishop?



1.1 -1.7

Synopsis:
Sex partners who use and abuse each other

Notes:
Originally performed with other short plays under the overall title "Fuckplays"

1st Produced:
Ohio Theatre, New York    2007

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Baby Gap, The

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1st Produced:
Ohio Theatre, New York    -

Company:
adobe theatre company

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Faint

Synopsis:
Part family tragedy, part vicious satire, "Faint" follows Jeromy, a young man whose life is becoming more and more like the circus he inherited. He struggles with the impending dementia of his grandparents and his relationships with the local mortician, his girlfriend Crocus, an Indian named Flying Jade, his lawyer, and a basement scientist - as they all try to cope with their ever-changing and increasingly hopeless world.

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Company:
the Thursday Problem

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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fuckplays

Synopsis:
This is a program of eight new plays that collectively take a voyeuristic journey through eight playwrights' most private places and offer a sincere examination of our most basic carnal desires. It's a co-presentation of Soho Thinktank, Galapagos Art Space, Working Man's Clothes Productions, the Thursday Problem, and Jeffrey Schulman.
nytheatre.com

Notes:
authors: Bekah Brunstetter, Justin Cooper, Joshua Hill, Kyle Jarrow, William Charles Meny, Greg Romero, Eric Sanders, Casey Wimpee

1st Produced:
Ohio Theatre, NY    2007

Company:
Working Man's Clothes, the Thursday Problem, Soho Thinktank, Galapagos Art Space EVOLVE Series, and Jeffrey Schulman

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Play/Drama

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Heartless

Synopsis:
During a long and particularly cold Midwestern winter, Loomer, 25, loses his job, and begins to plunge deeply into an unimaginable abyss. His new girlfriend, Annie, desperately wants to leave town and 'start over'; but his best friend, Case, insists that he stay home and get mental treatment. these two conflicting forces ultimately drive him even further into his descent, resulting in a climax that unites the three of them in ways they never imagined.

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Play One Act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hillside, The

Synopsis:
A washed-up former indie rock star returns home to his family's dilapidated house and tries to reestablish a relationship with his teenage sister, whom he hasn't seen for seven years.

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Hollow Hallow

Synopsis:
Iraq, Christmas Eve. Two American military interrogators slog through a long night away from their families, culminating in the torture of a young Iraqi man who may or may not have been mistakenly arrested. All captured on secret audiotape.
- nytheatre.com

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part of the Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee: Second Coming, A selection of world-premiere yuletide-themed plays

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Company:
the Brick Theater

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It's a Dry Heat

Synopsis:
It's a Dry Heat follows the story of young woman who returns home to Arizona from her eastern university and attempts to reconnect with the friends and family she left behind.

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Ixomia

Synopsis:
On the brink of its first direct elections, the normally quaint and quiet cornfields of the small town of Ixomia are disturbed by swarms of locusts, giant faces lurking in the skyline, a run of surreal and inexplicable fatalities, and a strange little girl with an adventurous mind.

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Last Life

Synopsis:
This show is part of the 1st Annual Fight Fest at the Brick theatre. Here's the show's official blurb: In a borderless, burnt out world the few remaining inhabitants are at the end of a long, indefinable war. the survivors, not knowing what they are even fighting for, vow to destroy each other and wrest control for what remains. the new fightsical from the creator of Road House: the Stage Play.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Brick Theater, NY, USA >>>    04 Dec 2009

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Lords of Chaos Part One

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1st Produced:
Binge Festival    2007

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Mangina

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1st Produced:
Gene Frankel Theatre    -

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Oblivia

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1st Produced:
Binge Festival    2006

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Oceanside Parkway

Synopsis:
Resorting to insane medical procedures in order to produce a baby, Susan frantically tries to save her relationship while Melvin becomes increasingly desperate to get rid of her. In Eric Sanders' new jet-black comedy, "Oceanside Parkway," the horrific and the hilarious intermingle until they become impossible to differentiate. Shattered dreams have never been so much fun.

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Company:
Working Man's Clothes Productions

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Genre:
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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Skin Maps

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
Cardboard Box Lock-In Festival    2007

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Sleep Mask

Synopsis:
When a young woman wakes up from bad dreams and finds her husband wearing the black leather face-mask of her nightmares, their relationship (and her sanity) begins spiraling out of control, leading towards a horrifying decision that may be her only way out.

Notes:
As part of "Dread Awakening"

1st Produced:
45th Street Theatre, NY    2006

Company:
the Thursday Problem

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Genre:
Short Play One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Underground Ocean

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Vampire Cowboys

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Wendigo, The

Synopsis:
Four hunters, lost in the Canadian woods, begin losing their minds and battling a gigantic, unseen creature in this adaptation of Algernon Blackwood's classic tale of supernatural horror (written in 1908). On the surface, this is a classic story of man versus nature, but on a spiritual level the story forces us to question our position and purpose in the universe, to wonder if perhaps there are some places, as the narrator says, that 'no human foot was meant to trod
- press release

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Adapted from the story by Algernon Blackwood

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Company:
the Vagabond Theatre Ensemble

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What's In A Theme?

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1st Produced:
Connelly Theatre, New York    -

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Who Is Jordan Bishop?

Synopsis:
Who Is Jordan Bishop? chronicles the meteoric rise and inevitable demise of celebrity gossip monger/part-time rock-god/full-time a-hole, Jordan Bishop. Although he remains a shadowy figure throughout the night, the plays use a variety of genres, styles and devices to reveal the man, the myth, the legend one theatrical snapshot at a time. Eight directors, eight playwrights, and 16 actors will explore our obsession with celebrity and celebrity image in this exciting new play series. the playwrights for Who Is Jordan Bishop? include Ian August, Eric Sanders, Scott Rad Brown, Evan Cummings, Patrick Garrigan, Karly Maurer, and Clayton Smith. Each play features a two-person cast led by different director. Stephen Tyler Davis, Karyn Joy DeYoung, Evan Enderle, Emily Firth, Branden Huldeen, Ann McCormack, Steven Pierce, and Noah Racey will direct.
- nytheatre.com

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1st Produced:
Theaterlab
357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10018    05 Mar 2010

Company:
Dalliance Theater

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Genre:
Short Play

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