eric hissom

actor - director - playwright

New play

Fall 2018

march 13 - april 22, 2018

The Winter's Tale

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Aaron Posner  

 Folger Theaterl,

Washington, DC



By William Shakespearer 


Shakespeare Festival,

Centerville, PA

Recent Projects

May 12 - June 11, 2022

Our Town

By Thornton Wilder

Directed by: Alan Paul


Shakespeare Theatre Company

Washington DC

Winter 2019

January 18 * February 17, 2019

Twelve Angry Men

By Reginald Rose

Directed by Sheldon Ebbs


Ford's Theater

Washington DC

upcoming projects

April 20 - April 30

Rude Mechanics

By Eric Hissom


Bridge Street Theatre, Catskill, NY

Spring 2018

September 21 - october 21, 2018

Born Yesterday

By Garson Kanin

Directed by Aaron Posner 

 Ford's Theater

Washington, DC

Rude Mechanics 

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.