eric hissom

actor - director - playwright

Recent Reviews

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

Sept 21 - October 21. 2018 born yesterday
Directed by Aaron posner

Ford's Theatre, Washington DC

june 21 - july 15, 2018 twelfth night

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Matt Pfeiffer 

PA Shakespeare Festival

"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

"In a cast with nary a weak link, Eric Hissom’s Mr. van Daan stands out as a personal favorite. ... "- DC Theater Scene

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

current and upcoming



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 newest play, Rude Mechanics, is currently being considered for production at several major theaters.

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new plays by Eric Hissom

Rude Mechanics                         Appropriation


January 18 - feb 17, 2019 Twelve angry men

Directed by Sheldon Ebbs 

Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC

Eric Hissom SAG/AEA