Eric Mercado is NY-based director, designer, and collaborator focused on new and devised work.
Directing and devised work includes: Fruit of the Sea (Baltimore Fringe Festival; Tampa Bay Theatre Festival; Dixon Place; Barn Arts Collective; Wolfbane Productions; PortFringe), Butter Knife (Crashbox Theater Company), Uzume (La MaMa, Experiments 16), When the Party’s Over (Paradise Factory; La MaMa), Borrowed from the Sea (La MaMa, Puppet Slam), The Scientists (Geva, Rochester Fringe Festival; Chicago Fringe Festival; PortFringe; 1978 Maplewood Arts), Not Without My Gallbladder (Robert Moss, Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Direction), In Memory (HERE Arts), Smartphones (Segal Theatre Center, CUNY PEN World Voices), Magic 8 Ball (The Brick, Tiny Theater Festival), Choking the Butterfly (Ninth Space), Open Up (Theater for the New City, Dream Up), Baby Plays the Banjo (Bleecker Street Theatre), and The Ape and the Child (Wings Theatre: Robert Moss). Eric is an Artistic Associate of Stone Soup Shakespeare and directed their touring productions of Julius Caesar, As You Like It, and The Comedy of Errors as well as their upcoming The Taming of the Shrew. He served as Staff Director for Aquila Theatre’s 2011-12 international tour of Macbeth and The Importance of Being Earnest. As a designer, he has worked extensively around NYC and is on staff at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the LiveArts Department and National Sawdust. He holds BFA from NYU’s Tisch School where he studied creating original work.
Photo by Bailey Carr.