Get information on my three 2022 World Premiere productions!


Theatrical, Film, TV representation:
A3 Artists Agency

Amy Wagner & Ron Gwiazda

To read or license Mrs. Harrison, contact TRW Plays

Read my plays on the New Play Exchange

Produced work


Backing Track
World Premiere directed by Rebecca Wright
Arden Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
February 17-March 27, 2022

The Folks at Home
World Premiere directed by Stevie Walker-Webb
Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore, MD
March 17-April 10, 2022

Crying on Television
World Premiere directed by Reg Douglas
Everyman Theater, Baltimore, MD
May 31-June 26, 2022


The Ever Present
World Premiere directed by Brett Ashley Robinson
Theatre Exile, Philadelphia, PA

Pax Ressler as “Vernal Belch” in The Ever Present (Photo by Paola Nogueras)

Time Is On Our Side
Directed by Gerrard Alex Taylor
Perisphere Theater, Silver Spring, MD

Mrs. Harrision
directed by Mikael Burke
Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN

scroll down for reviews and more info on Time… and Mrs. Harrison

The script is smart and sweet and very funny, and there are worse things than spending an hour in a South Philadelphia park watching a world-premiere production with top-notch talent

-Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey, The Broad Street Review


Safe Space
World Premiere directed by B Kleymeyer
Single Carrot Theatre, Baltimore, MD
2021 Lambda Literary Award finalist


Mrs. Harrison
Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Company, Jenkintown, PA

Every once in a (great) while, a new work in Philadelphia premieres with such power and promise that it demands to be seen by a much wider audience. That play is Mrs. Harrison at Azuka Theatre. That playwright is R. Eric Thomas.

Jim Rutter, Philadelphia Inquirer


Mrs. Harrison
World Premiere directed by Kevin Glaccum
Azuka Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
2018 Barrymore Award nominee
2022 Lambda Literary Award winner

Click here to read the play on the New Play Exchange


“Thomas proved adept with unique characters and timely issues in his Barrymore Award-winning Time Is On Our Side, but Mrs. Harrison adds levels of danger and mystery that show this playwright gaining power.” -Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review Full review here



Time Is On Our Side
Midwest Premiere directed by Megan Carney
About Face Theatre, Chicago, IL


Time Is On Our Side
World Premiere directed by Jarrod Markman
Simpatico Theatre Project, Philadelphia, PA, Allen Radway Artistic Director
Developed with PlayPenn, Paul Meshijian, Artistic Director

Click here for a summary and excerpt on the New Play Exchange

WINNER: BARRYMORE AWARD for BEST NEW PLAY, Theatre Philadelphia, 2016

This is the kind of work I want to see so much more of. Inclusive, fearless, professional, loving, humble

Bonaly Reviews

“A superbly crafted two-hour mystery… Thomas creates an entire world with seeming room for all of humanity’s hopes and dreams, foibles and longings.” –Jim Rutter, The Philadelphia Inquirer. Full review here.

“A funny, poignant, and uplifting Philly-centric show that considers the intersection of the city’s history with gay rights.” –Deb Miller, Phindie. Full review here.

“[D]elivers thoughtful, clear storytelling drama that new plays frequently lack.” -Howie Shapiro, Newsworks. Full review here.

“Thomas has created some complex and appealing characters whose issues provide for thoughtful, intelligent conflict.” –Tim Dunleavy, DC Metro Arts. Full review here.

“A warm-hearted tale reveling in Philadelphia’s gay life — past, present, and hopeful future.” Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review. Full review here.

“Thomas’ script is intimately epic, recreating a Philadelphia that is vivid even for those who have not spent a day there in many years, in which queer millennial characters have messy reactions as they discover just how little they know of the history of gay and lesbian life before the AIDS crisis, before Stonewall, in a city that is neither New York nor San Francisco, when “queer” was still exclusively a slur, when the closet was often the safest choice even for people who knew exactly who they were and whom they loved. It’s not just a question of whether they have a right to unearth the past: Can they even understand it fully?” -Ian Thal, Washington City Paper. Full review here.



Human Resources
City Theatre, Miami, FL
Finalist: City Theatre National Short Playwriting Award
Final 30: The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

Published: City Theatre Anthology 2015 (purchase here)

But nothing is more brilliantly bonkers than R. Eric Thomas’ Silicon Valley satire Human Resources, with Wahl as a startup drone frustrated by the new hires his company installed in a merger — all of whom happen to be puppets.
Miami New Times

When You Put It Like That It Just Sounds Ridiculous
Finalist: City Theatre National Short Playwriting Award

Always the Bridesmaid: a solo romantic comedy about God, gays and baked goods
Directed by Jarrod Markman
Philadelphia, PA

[A] seamless synthesis of stand-up comedy and storytelling with the narrative structure of a one-act rom-com.

It’s Not Gossip If I Say It To Your Face
Commissioned by the Park School of Baltimore

(in)voluntary commitment – co-writer/performer.
Quince Productions, Philadelphia, PA

Always the Bridesmaid
GayFest!, Philadelphia, PA

Overexposed: A Slightly Awkward Peepshow
Quince Productions, Philadelphia, PA

Will You Accept This Friend Request?
First Person Festival, Philadelphia, PA

The Spectator
Run of the Mill Theater, Baltimore, MD