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Eric Villiers (he/him/his)

PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies
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M.F.A., Theatre for Youth & Communities, Arizona State University, 2019
Graduate Certificate, Socially Engaged Practice in Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, 2019
B.A., Theatre Performance, Central Washington University, 2007

Eric Villiers is an artist and emerging scholar. Currently he is PhD Candidate in Theatre History and Performance Studies at the University of Washington. Villiers’ research brings together museum studies, queer studies, and performance studies to critically engage with contemporary curatorial practices of displaying minoritarian art and the ways in which this work performatively operates within museum environments. He has been the resident artist for a number of organizations including, Asphalt Arts, City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Rising Youth Theatre, and Mesa Arts Center. Villiers’ curatorial work includes Breaking Expectations at the Palo Verde Library in Phoenix, AZ and we sense, we remember, we rest, we dream: We Black, We Surreal at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA.