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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. He is the long-running host of “Songbird: The Search for Philly’s Best Singer” and The Moth in Philadelphia. He writes a regular humor column for Elle.com in which he “reads” the news and frequently lectures on intersectional comedy and using narrative structure.
Eric has appeared on RISK! and The Soundtrack Series multiple times; he gave a talk at the 2011 TEDxPhilly conference. Since 2014 he has also worked with TED to coach TEDx speakers. His writing has appeared in Fusion, Philadelphia Magazine, Newsworks, ThinkingDance, and ATTN among others.
His produced plays include Time Is On Our Side (commissioned by Simpatico Theatre Project, 2016), Human Resources (City Theatre Summer Shorts, 2015, 2015 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting), the wordless puppet play Frieda the Invisible Woman (developed with Aaron Cromie, FringeArts 2015), When You Put It Like That It Just Sounds Ridiculous (2014 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting), Always the Bridesmaid (First Person Arts Festival, 2012, Gayfest! 2014), Will You Accept This Friend Request? (First Person Arts Festival, 2011), and The Spectator (Run of the Mill Theatre Company, 2003). He is a second year member of The Foundry, a Philadelphia playwrights lab, and a first year member of InterAct Theatre Company’s CORE Playwrights program.
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