R. Eric Thomas is a playwright and stand-up dramedian. He has been called “one of the most talented storytellers in Philly” by the Philadelphia Weekly. His plays include Will You Accept This Friend Request?, Always the Bridesmaid, and The Spectator. His play When You Put It Like That It Just Sounds Ridiculous was a finalist for the 2014 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. Eric has performed throughout the country, can be heard on the wildly successful RISK! and The Soundtrack Series podcasts, and gave a talk at the 2011 TEDxPhilly conference. He is the host of The Moth in Philadelphia.
Eric has also been seen or heard on Mara Wilson’s What Art You Afraid Of?, “Live at Kelly Writers House” on WXPN, BalletX, Kelli Dunham’s Queer Memoir, and numerous First Person Arts Story Slams, at which he has twice won Best Presentation. . His writing has appeared in Philadelphia Magazine, Columbia University’s The Collection, thinkingdance.net and The Q Review. He teaches storytelling and performance for a number of Philadelphia arts organizations.