Eric Grims has been a part of the DC performing arts community for over 15 years. He got his start in DC running a light board for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. He spent 5 years as the Technical Director for Signature Theatre and also worked as the Production Manager for the Folger Theatre. He has worked as a set designer and lighting designer for a number of theatres in the area and is a company member with Rorschach Theatre where he has worked in a design capacity since their very first show.
Eric has worked as an educator, spending four years as Artist-in-Residence and Adjunct Faculty for American University. He also spent one year abroad at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, helping develop curriculum and plan for the opening of the new Academy for Performing Arts.
Prior to joining The Clarice in the spring of 2014, Eric spent four years as an account executive and project manager for EventEQ, a Maryland-based event production company. That work took him all over the country where he managed special events for White House Communications, Warner Brothers and Sesame Street Workshop, among others.
Outside of The Clarice, Eric is a member of the Board Of Directors of the College Park Community Foundation, husband to the most amazing woman in the world and a proud Penn State alum who was very excited to see UMD join the Big Ten.
What is your favorite part about working at The Clarice?
I'm happy to be back working in the arts, and especially glad to be helping students grow into arts professionals.