Erica Gould's upcoming directing projects include the world premiere production of Jose Rivera's Brainpeople at ACT (San Francisco) in February '08. Recent directing credits include the world premiere production of Neil LaBute's autobahn (Studio Theatre, DC) and the workshop production of autobahn w/ Bill Pullman; development workshops of Brainpeople at Playwrights Horizons, Hartford Stage, & ACT; What Light From Darkness Grows by Janine Carter, with Phylicia Rashad, LisaGay Hamilton, and Harry Lennix (NPR--Gracie Allen and Golden Reel Awards for Best Radio Drama); the premiere of LaBute's one-act play Stand-Up w/ Mos Def in Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away (MCC at Circle in the Square); As You Like It (The Shakespeare Theatre/ACA, DC); The Tempest (Fordham @ Lincoln Center); new short plays by Neil LaBute and Sheri Wilner (45 Bleecker/Hourglass); Gould's adaptation of Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars, Part 1 (Culture Project, also Williamstown, Yale).
Gould was one of the artistic directors and creators of Brave New World: American Theatre Responds To 9/11 (Town Hall). For BNW, she directed Adopt a Sailor with Sam Waterston, Liev Schreiber, Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Irving, Len Cariou. Recent readings/workshops include: a new musical adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities (with Melissa Errico and Chuck Cooper); Jose Rivera’s Massacre at EST; Loons by Rob Ackerman (at Playwrights Horizons with Marian Seldes); Constance Congdon's new play Paradise Street (New York Theatre Workshop development residency/NYTW in NYC, with Olympia Dukakis); Whorled by Edward Bok Lee (Ma-Yi Theatre); Pushkin with Harry Lennix; also plays at the Cherry Lane, Vineyard, NYSF, Circle Rep, Naked Angels, Rattlestick.
In the Fall of '05, Gould was in Serbia, where she worked with DAH Theatre company through a TCG/ITI grant. She is a recipient of the Drama League Directors Project Fellowship and the Senior Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her teaching experience includes faculty positions at Yale, NYU, SVA, Pace teaching voice/speech, movement, mask, Shakespeare, Greek Theatre, and Restoration.