Eric Bryant

Eric Bryant moved from Indianapolis to New York in the mid-1980s. He initially studied scene work with Sandy Dennis at HB Studio. Other HB instructors included Elizabeth Dillon (scene work) and Carol Rosenfeld (technique and scene work). Eric also studied fencing for the stage with his longtime friend and mentor, Joe Daly, eventually becoming his assistant helping teach, develop choreography, and compose scene work for the actors. After touring the country in two separate productions of The Three Musketeers, Eric began studying at Circle Rep Lab under the instruction of Michael Warren Powell and Peg Denithorne, focusing on the works of Lanford Wilson.  From this experience Eric was asked to become a member of The Lab Theater, which focused on artist development and developing new scripts. Currently Eric sits on the Board of Directors for Southbank Theatre Company, where he focuses on developing new work.


Eric has appeared onstage both in Indianapolis and New York. Favorite roles include Judas in Cold Journey in the Dark (presented at the Eugene O’Neill Playhouse), Preston in Defrost (Off-Off Broadway), Henry in We Are the King (The Lab Theater), Athos in The Three Musketeers (Biggs-Rosati National Tour), Billy in Streamers (WOB Productions, Indianapolis), Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet (Carmel Community Players), Claudius in Hamlet (Indy BardFest), Will Shakespeare in Elizabeth Rex (Indy BardFest) and was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Performer in the 2023 BroadwayWorld lndianapolis Awards for his performance as TJ in James Ijame’s TJ Loves Sally 4Ever (Fonseca Theatre).


Eric’s directing credits include Natural Shocks by Laura Gunderson for Southbank Theatre Company, and True West by Sam Shepard for Carmel Community Players. He is slated to direct I Hate Hamlet for Southbank Theatre Company in the fall of 2024.



Eric  teaches technique and scene work classes for adult actors at Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis. He is also a member of the 2024-2026 Meisner Technique class cohort at the Phoenix Theatre and Cultural Center, led by Jolene Mentink Moffatt.