Eric Seale hails from the Bluegrass of Lexington, KY. His career has had a focus on directing and administration, but also includes extensive work as a performer, designer, and producer. He served three seasons as the artistic managing director of Central Kentucky Theatre, where he orchestrated a company rebranding as well as overseeing a massive renovation of the performance space both in style and performance capability.
Before joining CKT he served five seasons as artistic director of Actors Guild of Lexington where he created a new performance venue for the company and eliminated debt while building and developing a new thriving audience. Eric had previously served AGL in their old space first as Director of Audience Development and then as Associate Artistic Director. Before that, he was a co-founder and executive producer of The Balagula Theatre and the artistic director of the “Surprise Theatre” series.
A sampling of his directing credits includes KINKY BOOTS, MACBETH, SOMETHING ROTTEN, PUFFS, THE PIRATE QUEEN, THE WEIR, SPAMALOT, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, KING LEAR, END DAYS, and THE CLEAN HOUSE. As an actor his credits include RIPCORD, NOISES OFF, DEPARTURES, LIVING ON LOVE, A COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE DIVINERS, SEMINAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, and THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS.
Eric has also worked as a designer in multiple theatrical disciplines as well as working as a professional graphic designer.