Eddie DeHais ’21


Eddie DeHais  (they/them) is a director-choreographer, writer, and visual artist, who uses physical theater and rigorous collaboration to investigate the best and worst of human nature in both new work and classic texts. Recently based in Seattle, they are a Brown-Trinity Rep MFA Directing Candidate. Eddie served as the Director of New Works for Café Nordo where they launched its New Works Program, The Pressure Cooker, and as the Founding Artistic Director of DangerSwitch!, a collaborative physical theatre ensemble that produced original action-based theatre in Seattle from 2015-2018. Various Seattle credits include The Intiman, Book-it Repertory, the 14/48 Projects, Annex Theatre, Café Nordo, Ghost Light Theatricals, ArtsWest, and Live Girls. Chicago credits include assistant directing at the Goodman and Court Theatre. Eddie received their degree in Theater & Performance Studies from the University of Chicago and studied clown and physical theater at L’École Clown et Comédie Francine Côté. In 2018, Eddie was an SDCF Observer for Robert O’Hara’s Macbeth at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a two-time Metcalf Fellow, an Intiman Theater Emerging Director, and a 4Culture Grant and Smart Ventures Grant recipient.