ERIK PEARSON director/projection designer


Select Directing Credits



The Comedy Of Errors

Hypocrites and Strippers (new york premiere)

Lucy (world premiere opera)

Dramatis Personae  (new york premiere)

Billy Witch  (world  premiere)

Hay Fever


Worlds Fair Play Festival


Finding Ways to Prove You're Not an Al-Qaeda Terrorist When You're Brown

Tanner's Last Stand

A Premonition

99 Ways to Fuck a Swan

Up, Up, Down, Down  (world  premiere)

King Lear

The Burial at Thebes



Fly By Night (musical)

The Bed Trick

One For The Road

The Illusion

Big Boys

The Trojan Women

Life is a Dream


William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Kim Yaged

John Glover and Kelley Rourke

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Risco

Gregory S. Moss

Noël Coward

William Shakespeare

New plays by: Todd Almond,

Kristoffer Diaz, and Lauren Yee

Snehal Desai


Jen Silverman

Anna Ziegler

Kim Rosenstock

Barton Bishop

Adapted by Nahum Tate

Seamus Heaney

Bertolt Brecht

William Shakespeare

Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick,

Matt Moses

Harold Pinter

Tony Kushner

Rich Orloff

Charles Mee

Calderón de la Barca


Allentown Shakespeare in the Park, PA

Allentown Shakespeare in the Park, PA

Here Arts Center, NYC

Milwaukee Opera Theatre, WI

Playwrights Realm at Cherry Lane, NYC

Studio 42 & APAC, NYC

Theatre Workshop of Nantucket, MA

Allentown Shakespeare in the Park, PA

Queens Theatre, NYC


Here Arts Center, NYC


Red Fern, NYC

TerraNova Collective, NYC

The Studio, NYC

New York Theatre Experiment, NYC

Shakespeare Santa Cruz, CA

Brava!, San Francisco, CA

Yale School of Drama, CT

Yale School of Drama, CT

Yale Cabaret, CT

Yale School of Drama, CT

Yale Cabaret, CT

Yale Cabaret, CT

Actor's Theater of Santa Cruz, CA

The Quixote Project, CA

The Quixote Project, CA

Select Work In Development


(Untitled Western Project)

The Two Tanyas


The Minotaur



Jen Silverman

Andy Bragen

Carlo Alban

Anna Ziegler

Harley Granville-Barker


New Georges, NYC

The Playwrights Center, M.N.

Two River Theatre, N.J.

Tisch/NYU, NYC

Shakespeare Theater Company, DC

Select Assistant Directing


The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide…

Richard II

Boleros for the Disenchanted

Private Lives


Tony Kushner

William Shakespeare

José Rivera

Noël Coward


Michael Greif, The Public/Signature, NYC

Michael Kahn, Shakespeare Theater Co., DC

Henry Godinez, Yale Repertory Theatre, CT

Kent Gash, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, CA

Artistic Directing

Yale Cabaret, co-artistic director 40th anniversary season, 2007-2008.  $120,000 annual budget, 250 subscribers, 23 show season including the premiere of 18 new plays, named “Best Local Theater Group” by New Haven Advocate.

Rococo Risqué, co-artistic director, 2005-2006.  San Franciscan agitprop cabaret troupe, named “Best Theater Ensemble” by SF Weekly.

The Quixote Project, founding artistic director, 2003-2006.  Reinventing the classics on a shoestring budget in whatever shop attic, rock quarry, or gallery corner we could find.

Select Projection Design


Broadway, HBO, International Tour

American Conservatory Theater, CA

Woolly Mammoth Theatre, D.C.

Streb, Park Avenue Armory, NYC

Nickelodeon, NYC

SoHo Playhouse, NYC

SoHo Playhouse, NYC

Intar, NYC

Splinter Group, NYC

Streb, Holland Dance Festival/Tour

The Magic, San Francisco, CA

Carolina Ballet, NC

El Paso Opera, TX

Shakespeare Santa Cruz, CA

Shakespeare Santa Cruz, CA

Marin Theater Company, CA

Marin Theater Company, CA

Center Repertory Company, CA

Brandeis Theater Company, MA


Spike Lee

Tina Landau

John Vreeke

Elizabeth Streb/Robert Woodruff

Tina Landau

Darren Lee Cole

Darren Lee Cole

David Anzuelo

Darren Lee

Elizabeth Streb/Robert Woodruff

Basil Twist

Lynne Taylor-Croft

David Grabarkewitz

Danny Scheie

Kent Gash

Danny Scheie

Danny Scheie

Ken Kelleher

Scott Edmiston


Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth

Old Hats By Bill Irwin and David Shiner (co-design w/ Harrington)

Detroit by Lisa D'Amour

Kiss The Air (dance)

Untitled Project (in development)

Ingenious Nature by Baba Brinkman

Canterburry Tales Remixed by Baba Brinkman

Intringulis by Carlo Alban

Heading East by Robert Lee lyrucs by Leon Ko

Forces (dance)

The Long Christmas Ride Home by Paula Vogel

The Little Mermaid (dance)

West Side Story by L. Bernstein and S. Sondheim

Tamer Tamed by John Fletcher

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare

Splittin' The Raft by Scott Kaiser

The Pavilion by Craig Wright

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

Sunday In The Park With George by S. Sondheim

Select Associate Projection Design


American Ballet Theater, NYC

Florida Grand Opera, FL

Opera Colorado, CO

Opera Theatre of St. Louis, MO


Wendall Harrington

Wendall Harrington

Wendall Harrington

Wendall Harrington


The Firebird by Stravinski

Mourning Becomes Elektra by Marvin Levy

Rusalka by Dvorak

Brundibar by Hans Krasa

Select Teaching

New York University, Adjunct Professor 2015-current.  Pace University, Adjunct Professor 2015.  Yale School of Drama, guest lecturer 2014.  Rutgers University, guest director 2014.  Fordham University, directing advisor 2013.  Columbia University, guest speaker 2012-2013.  University of California at Santa Cruz, lecturer 2003-2006 & 2016.


Yale School of Drama, MFA Directing 2009.  Recipient: John Badham and Edgar Cullman scholarships.

University of California at Santa Cruz, BA Film and Digital Media, 2001.  Recipient: President's Undergraduate Fellowship.