eric hissom

actor - director - playwright

New play

The Tragical Comedy of Thyramus and Pisbee

by Eric Hissom


A fast, funny, and slyly anachronistic period comedy, resonant with contemporary issues. At the eleventh hour, Shakespeare’s troupe, which is rife with love-triangles, and features a spear-carrier thrust into a major role, frantically rehearses the Pyramus and Thisbe section of A Midsummer Night's Dream for an imminent performance before the King and his court, on a night fraught with political intrigue.

October 4 - October 29, 2017

The Effect

By Lucy Preeble

Directed by David Muse

Studio X, Studio Theater,

Washington, DC

upcoming projects

January 11 - February 4, 2018

Everything is Illuminated

By Simon Block

Directed by Aaron Posner

Theater J, Washington, DC

Summer 2016

Current Projects

July 26 - august 6, 2017

Troilus and Cressida

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Dennis Razze


Schubert Theater, PA Shakespeare Festival

Center Valley, PA

February 8–April 15, 2016

Born Yesterday

By Garson Kanin

Directed by Peter Amster


Asolo Repertory Theatre

Sarasota, Florida

july 13 - august 07, 2016

The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Matt Pfeiffer


Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Center Valley, PA

Fall 2016

september 14 - october 23, 2016

The Diary of Anne Frank

By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Adapted by Wendy Kesselman 

Directed by Derek Goldman


Olney Theater Center

Olney, Maryland