ERIK PEARSON is a Brooklyn based director and projection designer. Recent projects include Spike Lee’s “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” on Broadway/HBO, Bill Irwin and David Shiner’s “Old Hats” at American Conservatory Theater, John Glover’s new opera “Lucy” for Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and "Hamlet" for Allentown Shakespeare In The Park. Other New York credits include Playwrights Realm/Cherry Lane Theater, SoHo Playhouse, Intar, HERE, TerraNOVA, New Dramatists, Lark and Studio NYC. International and regional credits include The Holland International Dance Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth, Two River Theater, Carolina Ballet, El Paso Opera, Ballet Met, The Magic, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, BRAVA!, Marin Theater Company, The Playwrights Center, and Nantucket Theatre Workshop. He has served on the teaching faculty at the University of California at Santa Cruz, as a guest lecturer at Yale School of Drama, and as a guest artist at Rutgers University. He currently teaches acting at New York University. Erik is a member of Wingspace Design Collective and holds an M.F.A. in directing from Yale School of Drama.
"The high-tech video trickery and the projections ... are astonishing and so perfectly synchronized with Irwin’s shtick that it teases a whole new kind of digital clowning." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Nothing in the world of opera could possibly prepare anyone for the absolutely mesmerizing Milwaukee Opera Theatre production of "Lucy." - onmilwaukee.com