As the second artist in our Uth Daze Artist Profile series, we’re excited to introduce Eric Double of Eric Makes Masks!
Eric is a Toronto based actor, director and mask maker. He holds a Specialist Degree in Theatre and Drama Studies from U of T, as well as a Diploma in Acting from Sheridan College.
From a young age Eric has been involved in theatre, spending some of his youth in Tarragon Theatre’s Spring Training Project as well as three seasons in Resurgence Theatre Company’s Young Company. Around this time he became fascinated with masks and has been collecting them ever since.
Eric’s first attempts at mask making were sold on the streets of Galway, Ireland where he also busked in a traditional Italian performance mask. He has since learned from internationally acclaimed mask makers and performers such as Teodoro Dragonieri and Rob Faust of Faustwork Mask Theatre and has performed for such events as the Luminato Festival. He currently frequents the props shops at the Canadian Stage Company where he works with mask maker Karen Rodd of Phantom of the Opera Fame.
Eric is also the Artistic Director of Theatre Caravel, an independent theatre company dedicated to inspiring new perspectives and was last seen playing Mann in Theatre Caravel’s inaugural production of Darren O’Donnell’s play OVER, which was later remounted in co-production with the The Theatre Centre. Other credits for the company include directing Daniel MacIvor’s two one act plays, See Bob Run and Wild Abandon, and Modern Love by Jessica Moss at the Next Stage Festival. For more check out http://www.TheatreCaravel.com.
Eric is also an avid coffee drinker.
Eric will be running a mask-making station for all ages at the Uth Daze All Day Celebration on Sunday, May 6. Come by Artscape Wychwood Barns between 2:30 and 5:30 to take part in this fun and free activity!