Eric Island<i>Barnadine</i>

Eric Island
he/him

Eric Island

Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Psychology from Southern Arkansas University and a veteran of the US Army. This is Eric’s second live performance at Bag&Baggage. The Measure of Innocence (as Barnadine) in 2020 was Eric’s debut with B&B and you may have seen him in our Sequestered Soliloquies series on YouTube. Other companies Eric has worked for include Oregon Children’s Theatre, WorldStage Theatre, Lakewood Theatre and PassinArt Theatre. Other favorite roles include: Sheriff Hastie Lanyon in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; Frederick Douglass in Crossroads at Chambersburg; Dr. Martin Luther King in Who I Am: Celebrating Me and Marsellus Wallace in “Pulp Fiction~The Musical Parody. Eric is an Electrician Apprentice, Stand-Up Comedian and Hip-Hop Artist native to southern Arkansas; and resides in Portland, Oregon. Eric’s love for people, storytelling, and entertainment led him to a theatrical audition in 2012…and let’s say he’s never looked back. He is also a veteran of the US Army and a father of three.