Eric Hunicutt

Performer at iO West

Eric Hunicutt has been performing scripted and improvised theatre continuously since he was 15 years old- everything from Shakespeare in a cemetery to sketch comedy in dive bars (with hundreds of improv shows throughout). Eric has studied and performed with Improv Olympic (iO) Chicago, The Second City Chicago, Comedy Sportz, Steppenwolf, and is a proud alumnus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a working actor and director in film, TV, live theatre, and performs weekly at iO West, as well as touring nationally with the acclaimed ensemble The Reckoning. He’s a company member at LA’s award-winning Echo Theatre Co. and a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab.

Directing credits include shows at The Comedy Central Stage, iO West, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, The Second City (L.A. & Chicago),The Upright Citizens’ Brigade Theateres (NYC & L.A.), Piccolo Spoleto, as a guest artist at University of California San Diego, and numerous plays in Los Angeles.

In addition to iO West, Eric teaches at Steppenwolf Classes West, Warner Loughlin Studios, Cal State University’s Summer Arts, and has taught as a Guest Artist at UC San Diego. Eric uses improv to train scientists and researchers in science communication and is an alum of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science in Stony Brook, NY.

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