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Meet Brad Erickson
Brad is a playwright, actor and arts administrator based in San Francisco where he serves as executive director of Theatre Bay Area, one of the nation’s largest regional performing arts service organizations. From a competitive and diverse field of applications, Brad was selected as one of 22 Artist and Cultural Manager in Residencies TSKW will host this season.
He will be commencing a three-week residency at TSKW from October 5-27, 2010 to complete and revise a new full-length play, “Milagro.” The play is set in a remote portion of the Mexican coast and is drawn from both Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Tennessee William’s “Night of the Iguana.” The story follows three couples—one lesbian, one gay, and one straight—along with one interloper. He states, “my intent is to place six Americans in a paradisiacal setting where miracles are commonplace and more constrained, rational expectations are blown apart (not unlike, perhaps, Key West?).” After his residency, the completed script will be given staged readings by the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, the Marin Playwrights Lab at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA and Winding Road Theater Ensemble in Tucson, AZ.
The public has a chance to meet Brad on Tuesday morning, October 12 at 10:30 am in the main hall of the Armory for an informal hour long free presentation to discuss his work from “Stage to Page.” Coffee will be provided.
His play, The War at Home, premiered in 2006 at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco and won “Best New Script” from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. His play Woody & Me was named best new play in the 2000 Festival of Emerging American Theatre and later received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support its world premiere in 2001 at the Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis. Brad’s newest work, American Dream, el sueno del otro lado will premiere at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco in early 2012. His other produced plays include A Benediction, Sexual Irregularities, and Public Lives. Brad is also an actor and has appeared in numerous productions, most recently in Octopus at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Brad holds a BFA in Acting from Chicago’s Goodman School of Drama, now the Theatre School of DePaul University.