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 is currently a 4th year electrician apprentice. Eric served in the US Army during Operation Desert Storm as a 63Bravo, specializing in light-wheel vehicle maintenance. Eric is extremely honored to be making his debut with Bag&Baggage in The Measure of Innocence. You may have seen Mr. Island most recently in Experience Theatre Project’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (as Sheriff Hastie Lanyon) or Sandy Actors Theatre’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire (as Mitch). Other companies Eric has worked for include the Oregon Children’s Theatre, World Stage Theatre, PassinArt Theatre and The August Wilson Red Door Project. Other Favorite roles include: And in this Corner – Cassius Clay (as Cassius Clay Sr.); Who I Am: Celebrating Me (as Martin Luther King Jr.); Sibling Rivalry (as Lonzo) and Gospel of Lovingkindness (as Coach). Eric is a stand-up comedian/emcee and when he is not engaging people with laughter or attempting to invoke an emotional response from paying audiences who come to see a production, he works as an Electrician. Eric feels blessed to have such supportive family, friends, and mentors in this community; who have helped challenge and cultivate him along the way.