Artist Bios

Eric Backus

Eric Backus

(Bio as of November 2021)

Eric Backus (Co-Sound Designer; He/Him) is a Chicago-based composer and sound designer. Recent Chicago credits include Plano (First Floor Theater, Steppenwolf LookOut), Short Shakes! Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare) and Every Brilliant Thing (Windy City Playhouse). Off-Broadway credits include Hollow/Wave (United Solo Festival) and Churchill (SoloChicago Theatre). Regional credits include Dad’s Season Tickets, Mark Twain’s River of Song, The All Night Strut (Milwaukee Rep), Shakespeare in Love, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (TheatreSquared), Legally Blonde (Northern Stage), Working: A Musical, Murder for Two (Merry Go Round Playhouse). In addition to theater, he has composed and sound designed for podcasts and film. ericbackus.com.

With Goodman Theatre

  • Layalina Layalina
    New Stages 2021
    Play by Martin Yousif Zebari
    Directed by Sivan Battat