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Eric John Meyer

Eric John Meyer is a New York-based playwright and performer. His work has been produced at Actor's Theatre of Louisville, The Fourth Street Theater, The Flea, The Brick, The Secret Theater, IRT, The Bowery Poetry Club, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and the Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange in Louisville, KY. He has been a Juilliard Fellowship finalist, and he holds an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College.

Jean Ann Douglass and Eric John Meyere in a truck.
Why We Do Theater in Trucks
Essay

Why We Do Theater in Trucks

18 June 2014

There is much that can be done in a truck that cannot be done in a conventional theater—and vice versa. The shows we create for a truck will forever only be performed in a truck, as they’d be much different shows if we wrote them with a brick and mortar theater in mind. Working in trucks is a great primer in how to exploit the particulars of a given environment, and a great reminder that we shouldn’t take theater spaces and the assumptions that come with them for granted. Conventions are great, but using them should be a choice.