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Eric Villiers (he/him/his)

Eric Villiers

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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 a 2nd year PhD student in the University of Washington, School of Drama. He holds a BA in Theatre Performance from Central Washington University and an MFA in Theatre for Youth and Communities from Arizona State University. As a queer artist and performer, Eric’s work (both solo and community-based) uses (auto)ethnographic methodologies in the creation of pieces that combine traditional material art practices with performance. These pieces often work to trouble conceptions of what and who can, should, and do perform in space. As a scholar, Eric draws heavily form his own art practice and is concerned with the ways in which objects (particularly objects connected to queer lives and experiences) both house and “perform” memory and the ways these objects affectively “script” the performances of those who encounter them, often disrupting linear experiences of time.