Artist Bio

Eric Backus

(Bio as of February 2023)

Eric Backus, he/him (Sound Designer) is a Chicago-based composer and sound designer, excited to return to the Goodman after designing the New Stages production of Layalina last season. Chicago credits include productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northlight, Writers, Windy City Playhouse, Music Theater Works, Raven Theatre, American Blues Theater, The Gift, and many others. Off-Broadway credits include Hollow/Wave (United Solo Festival) and Churchill (New World Stages). Regional credits include productions at Milwaukee Rep, Northern Stage, TheatreSquared, The Rev and Lake Dillon Theatre Co. In addition to theater, Backus composes and sound designs for podcasts and film.