Eric Sanders is a New York City-based playwright and producer. He is best known for his work that encompasses elements of supernatural horror (e.g. The Wendigo); mythology, religion, and sexuality (e.g. Original Innocence); and dark comedy and apocalyptic visions (e.g. Ixomia).
He has written and/or produced plays including the religious rock opera ORIGINAL INNOCENCE (ISSUE Project Room, 2011), the fightsical LAST LIFE (Brick Theater and Ohio Theatre, 2010), the supernatural horror play THE WENDIGO (Medicine Show Theatre, 2009), the apocalyptic comedy IXOMIA (Abrons Arts Center, 2007), the short play festival F**KPLAYS (Galapagos Art Space and Ohio Theatre, 2007), the library book-inspired DEWEY’S NIGHTMARE (Gene Frankel Theatre, 2007), the short horror play series DREAD AWAKENING (25th Street Theatre, 2006), the horror-comedy OCEANSIDE PARKWAY (American Place Theatre, 2006), and the dark comedy FAINT (La Tea Theater, 2003). Workshops and readings of his plays include the horror play HEARTLESS (Interborough Repertory Theater, 2009), the bleakly funny THE HILLSIDE (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 2009), and the dark romantic comedy IT’S A DRY HEAT (Playwrights Horizons, 2008).
On Broadway, Eric was the Associate Producer to Robert Ahrens on XANADU (2007) and the Assistant to the Producer Jeffrey Richards on THE PAJAMA GAME (2006), THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL (2006), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (2005), and ENCHANTED APRIL (2003). Off-Broadway, he was the Associate Producer of HOSTAGE SONG (Kraine Theater, 2008).
The author of numerous short plays, five of his one-acts premiered in LA under the title A COLLECTION OF ONE-ACT PLAYS BY ERIC SANDERS (Gregory Berger Studio Theater, LA, 2011). In 2010, Eric created the room MIRRORS for Nightmare Haunted House.
Eric was born in Great Barrington, MA, and currently resides in New York City.