Eric Andrew Hoff
Recently at the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hoff directed The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield, Melto Man and Lady Mantis, and Home Invasion. Also at Actors Theatre, Eric was the dramaturg for Pig Iron's I Promised Myself to Live Faster. In NYC Off-Broadway, he directed Hit the Wall at Barrow Street Theatre, When We Met and About a Woman Named Sarah, by Lucas Hnath. Directing credits in Chicago include Hit the Wall at Steppenwolf Garage, The Skriker, WHAT’S THE T?, The Life and Death of Madam Barker, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, and Shelley Duvall's Women Under The Influence Theatre. He is the creator and producer of the immersive spectacle, REVIVAL, at Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. In Los Angeles, he directed Paula Vesala's Monsters We Imagined and Tom Jacobson's The Devil's Wife. Eric serves as Creative Director at Thinkwell Group: The Experience Company.
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Producer, writer and designer for Wolf Trail, The Society and TheBoanthropic. Producer and co-creator of DryCræft's innovative "Rochester, 1996" with Capital W. Currently serves as Producing Director of The Illyrian Players Theatre Company, where he created Kiss of Death and produced The Red Letter Project, Hot 'N' Throbbing, Two Girls One Bard, initiated the ongoing weekly teaching residency with Good Shepherd Women's Shelter, and fostered developmental workshops of the new plays Holiness and Father Valerie. Video content creator for More Than No, Cura, Makers United (Was it Rape Then?). As an LA stage actor, Shafer has worked at Theatre at Boston Court, The Mark Taper Form, A Noise Within, The Vagrancy, and Four Clowns. He began his career in the artistic departments of The Seattle Repertory Theatre and LA's Center Theatre Group where he helped to cast the world premieres of Venice (with Leslie Odom Jr), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 9 to 5, etc. Recent collaborations include HBO's Big Little Lies immersive activation with Play Collaborative, Night of 1,000 Devils with Drunken Devil, and E(levator) with ABC Project. Shafer also produced, starred in and wrote (w/ seven female playwrights) the one man show, at Hollywood Fringe and FringeNYC, Seven Seductions of Taylor Swift