Guiding a show to an audience is what I do best.
I have made plays, musicals and the Spaceship Kaleidoscope.
Here’s a video of my early works.
Here are two tastes of Breasts and Jack of Tarts.
Eat five full shows here:
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. (Photo: J. Price)
Click here for Eric Wallach’s resume.
8 SHOWS TO BE DONE (I got dreams!)
JOE’S GARAGE by Frank Zappa
QUEST the odyssey of the first citizen of the world, George Dibbern
KING LEAR: The Greatest Stage of Fools under the Big Top
LETTERS HOME Sylvia Plath and her mom, violin and cello
MACBETH PAST MIDNIGHT there will be mud
MILLESGARDEN an opera in thirteen paintings
MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN: The Music of Nina Simone
CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HITMAN by John Perkins
12 DOUBLE-BILLS TO DO
One scene design for two plays.
A DELICATE BALANCE & SYLVIA OR THE GOAT
AMADEUS & EQUUS
AS YOU LIKE IT & THE CURATE SHAKESPEARE AS YOU LIKE IT
BREASTS OF TIRESIAS & SUC DADDY
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & KING LEAR
JOE’S GARAGE & PASSING STRANGE
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & GODSPELL
MACBETH & JACK OF TARTS
THE GLASS MENAGERIE & THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
THE TEMPEST & FINDING THE SUN
THE WILD DUCK & THE SEAGULL
WAITING FOR GODOT & THE DIDI PLAYS
I am a founding member of the Lower East Side Biography Project which is led by Steve Zehentner and Ms. Penny Arcade. I made two documentaries about two extraordinary New Yorkers: Historian and friend Al Orensanz and Play-House of the Ridiculous director John Vaccaro (Wanda!). Enjoy.
Here’s more information about some notable shows:
THE END IS HERE: ENJOY!
written and starring Scotty the Blue Bunny
Directed by Eric Wallach
The culmination of a collaboration between Scotty and I that ran from The Duplex to La Mama and finally found stage at Performance Space 122.
At The Hop
“If you see something, say something” according to the MTA. Last night I saw a suspiciously wonderful package wearing stilettos and bunny suit. Of course, it was Scotty the Blue Bunny, performance artist. He has a fantastic show playing tonight at P.S. 122 called, “The End Is Here: Enjoy!” Directed by Eric Wallach and aided by stage manager Marcella Nova the show is an eclectic mix of singing, dance, blasphemy, belly dancing and even science. Scotty entertains and educates as he explains the astronomical forces that will eventually lead to the end of the world. Instead of being sad about it, he advised:
We all should be licking each other!
I agree. What a wonderful way to kick a new year. Enjoy!
– Nichelle Stephens
THOTH’S THE HERMA
created and prayformed by Thoth
Eric Wallach, co-producer / director
Thoth’s solopera THE HERMA was presented for one night only at the Orensanz Synagogue. Slides by Sybille Jud and Michael Whitney created moving lamps using a dozen candles in sand. A Screaming Baby Production.
WHOLY HOLY a living installation
created by Eric Wallach
Chashama on 42nd Street
Before Chashama’s theatre spaces on 42nd Street were shut down for demolition they held The Happening, February 2004. Artists were given space to create whatever they wanted and the doors would be open at all hours over their last week. I created a sanctuary of sorts. Dedicated to the memory of the Lower East Side synagogues, Reza Abdoh and chashama on 42nd Street.
I broke off the door knob to the room and painted on the door the words, “Feel free.” Inside the room people encountered photographs of mine, lined up along the wall with other pictures of Lower East Side synagogues. “Where can we come together? When will we come together?” In the room sat a stack of newspapers from 2002 alongside toy soldiers, candles and incense. A tape player played an unending loop of Marvin Gaye’s song, “Wholy Holy”.
Throughout the week the room was tagged by people who wept there, shared and played there.
written, directed and starring Ms. Penny Arcade
Eric Wallach, co-director and co-producer
Performance Space 122, East Village 2000
“Staged and developed with Eric Wallach, Bad Reputation – even with its startling ending, which will turn some stomachs – is revelatory, compelling theatre.” – Spears, In Theatre
written and directed by Eric Wallach
Originally written with poet Erin Colligan Cain had one workshop production at the Flamboyan Theatre starring THOTH, the Hungry March Band and a cast of twenty. Terrorism and faith, love and jealousy.
Cain wants to become a long one-act, it is a beast waiting outside the door.
DIDI AND THE RAMBLE: Act III, Central Park
conceived, written and directed by Eric Wallach
created for Tiny Mythic’s American Living Room
performed at HERE
Didi is now a postman who gets lost in Central Park and is beaten by a group of children selling lemonade. Didi is then reunited with Gogo on the Lake. They drift away singing “It’s Only A Paper Moon”.
The Didi Plays have not been performed together yet.
DIDI IN EXILE: a mobile
conceived, written and directed by Eric Wallach
created for FranklinFest – A Tribeca Arts Festival 1996 & 1997