Eric Trules just retired from being Associate Professor of Theatre Practice at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts for 31 years, He is also a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies, an Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award winner, a HuffPost and Cultural Weekly blogger, a spoken word artist, poet, and solo performer. In former lives, he has been a modern dancer, documentary filmmaker ("The Poet and the Con"), screenwriter, theater director & festival producer, and most proudly, a professional clown. He ran for Mayor of NYC as clown candidate, Gino Cumeezi, and "finished 5th out of 4 candidates". His newest venture is a travel podcast with original music and sound design called "e-travels with e. trules". Find it and more at: http://www.erictrules.com

On Retiring from a Life in the Theater

Tomorrow I’ll pick up my final pay check. It’s my “last day of service” at the great University of Southern California, where I’ve taught in the School of Dramatic Arts for 31 years.

I started as a simple adjunct instructor with a single improv class, and I ended up improvising...

Devising "Wonder City"

Wonder City is the name of the newly “devised” theater piece that has been created by director Ashley Steed and her 7 person ensemble as part of Son of Semele’s Company Creation Festival. It has already run three nights from January 25-27, and it will run two more times...