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Eric Lockley

Actor, Writer, Producing Artistic Leader of The Movement Theatre Company

ERIC LOCKLEY is an OBIE award-winning actor, writer, comedian, producer and podcast host. Stage: #DateMe, Choir Boy Screen: First Reformed, Luke Cage, The Inheritance Eric’s comedic web series Blacker is featured on “Best Web Series” lists and his short film, The Jump is available on Amazon. Eric’s plays including Blacken the Bubble and Without Trace have been seen on stages in DC, NY and Chicago. Lockley does sketch comedy, musical improv and is a featured cast member of The Homemade Sketch Show (TubiTV). He was head writer for the inaugural awards ceremony, The Antonyos, celebrating Black Theater. Eric's inspirational podcast, “The 180” is out now featuring guests discussing a moment when they turned their lives around. As a part of The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group Eric will have a workshop production of his new Afro-Futurist play Sweet Chariot at the 2022 Under The Radar Festival. Lockley is also a founder of and produces with Harlem-based orgs, The Movement Theatre Company & Harlem9 creating opportunities for artists of color. @iamericlockley

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Transforming Organizational Structures

Transforming Organizational Structures

With Eric Lockley of The Movement Theatre Company

15 September 2021

Yura Sapi speaks with Eric Lockley, co-founder of the Movement Theatre Company. Lockley is a member of the company’s producing artistic leadership team, who work together to create an artistic social movement by developing and producing new works by artists of color. Their work engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities to the important issues affecting our world, and empowers artists to celebrate the many sides of their unique voice.

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A Future Built by Us

A Future Built by Us

An Imagination Exercise with The Movement Theatre Company

25 March 2021

The Movement Theatre Company members David Mendizábal, Deadria Harrington, Eric Lockley, Taylor Reynolds, and Ryan Dobrin share their visioning for a more equitable theatre field.