new plays by Eric Hissom

Rude Mechanics                         Appropriation 

Shakespeare and The Zombie Plague of 1590



A true repertory actor, playing clowns and kings and everything in between at some of the most prestigious theatres in the country. Also, a director, teacher, and playwright; his play, Kill Whitey: My Play About Race, and Shakespeare and The Zombie Plague of 1590 are currently being considered for production at several major theaters.

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may 12 - june 12, 2022
our town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by Alan Paul

Shakespeare Theatre Company Washington DC

"Hissom succeeds in convincing us, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that he IS a Bengal Tiger...."- Theater Review Gazette.Net

current and upcoming

shakespeare and the zombie plague of 1590

By Eric Hissom and Richard Henry


march 16 - april 12, 2022
Nathan the wise 

By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing 

Adapted by Michael Bloom

Directed by Adam Immerwahr 

Theater J, Washington, DC

eric hissom

actor - director - playwright

Recent Reviews

"Particularly noteworthy was Eric Hissom’s Don Armado…. had the audience in the palm of his hand by the end of his first scene "Theatre Bloom

"Hissom’s performance is a wonderfully fluid account of Watson: He’s loose and deceptively low-key yet wound tight enough to snap..."- The Washington Post

"Petruchio’s servants Grumio (an indefatigable Eric Hissom)..."- DC Metro Theater Arts

Eric Hissom SAG/AEA