Wally’s mother Mary delivered him on January 12th, 1972 in Los Angeles as Aretha Franklin was rehearsing for a concert nearby. Click here to hear:
ERIC “WALLY” WALLACH is a theatre artist who creates multi-arts shows.
He grew up in the San Fernando Valley when the Valley was like, The Valley. He directed his first show at age eighteen.
Wally founded TRIBE: A Visual and Performing Arts Society as he received his BA in Theatre from San Diego State University. TRIBE’s debut was the spectacle Millesgården. After directing Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman and working with Jack O’Brien at the Old Globe in San Diego, Wally moved to New York in 1994.
In Lower Manhattan Wally planted his roots while working beside theatre greats such as Robert Wilson, Joseph Chaikin and Penny Arcade. He also had the pleasure of working with fellow voyagers Scotty the Blue Bunny and Thoth.
Wally’s productions have played in venues such as Performance Space 122, HERE, the Culture Project, La Mama E.T.C. and chashama. Productions include The End is Here: Enjoy!, The Didi Plays, The Jack of Tarts,Suc Daddy and Breasts of Tiresias which premiered in Paris at La Reine Blanche in 2010.
In 2005, he published Interview or Who’s Afraid of Mr. Albee? in the Brooklyn Rail and he crucified himself in Astor Place in a direct action, Radical Jew, 33.
Wally is a member of SAG/AFTRA and he works for Theatre Development Fund bringing theatre practice to New York City high school students. He is a founder of Brooklyn Arts for Kids, offering arts experiences to young people.
SPACEFLIGHT18, Wally’s brainchild since 2002, had its Maiden Voyage with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at South Street Seaport in 2010 and launched again from 3LD Art & Technology Center in 2012. The Spaceship Kaleidoscope is currently looking for a new spaceport and producer.