ERIC WALLACH was born and raised in Los Angeles. He began directing, choreographing and writing for the theatre over twenty years ago. In 1995 he began creating works in New York including: The Didi Plays (HERE and the Knitting Factory), Suc Daddy: an urban operetta (The Culture Project), The Jack of Tarts: A Bittersweet Musical (La Mama E.T.C.), Cain (Flamboyan Theatre), Scotty the Blue Bunny’s The End is Here: Enjoy! and Penny Arcade’s Bad Reputation (P.S. 122), Thoth’s The Herma: a solopera (Orensanz Art Center) and Radical Jew, 33 (Astor Place). In 2010 he directed the maiden voyage of his brainchild FLIGHT 18 with a Swing Space grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is also the recipient of grants from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and the Edward Albee Fellowship among others. Last year, he also directed and choreographed The Breasts of Tiresias: A Surrealist Musical at Theatre de la Reine Blanche about which Cécile Beyssac wrote, “Audacity. Energy. Originality. Gaiety. The very best in new theatrical adventure.” In 2005 he published Interview or Who’s Afraid of Mr. Albee? in The Brooklyn Rail. He is also a California Arts Scholar Award recipient. He is a teaching artist with Theatre Development Fund and a member of SAG and AFTRA. His plays, writing and videos are available online at ebwally.com.