Eric Ruffin joins the Lyric Rep to direct A RAISIN IN THE SUN!
Eric Ruffin’s most recent regional theatre directing credits include Sarafina! (Kennedy Center and Mann Center), Black Nativity for Theater Alliance (11 Helen Hayes Nominations/ 3 Awards including Best Musical), 2-2 Tango at Studio Theatre, Christmas Gift at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, A Raisin in the Sun at Crossroads Theatre, Old Settler for The African Continuum Theatre Company, Gutta Beautiful at New Federal Theatre, New Kid for Imagination Stage, and the critically acclaimed New Jersey premiere of Topdog /Underdog for Luna Stage. He has also directed Radio Golf, Hurt Village, Venus, Passing Strange, and Cut Flowers at the Ira Aldridge Theatre (Howard University) in addition to In The Blood, Antigone, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and Our Lady of 121st Street for the Rutgers Theatre Company.
Ruffin holds a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Howard University and an MFA in Directing from Rutgers University. He is a Society for Stage Directors and Choreographers Associate, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and a 1999 recipient of the New York Drama League Directing Fellowship. He has also been honored with a Shakespeare Theatre Acting Fellowship, and the Princess Grace Grant for Dance.