Department of Theatre

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Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

M.F.A. in Scenic Design, University of California, Irvine
B.A. in Theatre, Ohio State University

New to Oklahoma, Eric Barker has spent the past 2 years as the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design and Technology at Valparaiso University in northwest Indiana. A native Hoosier, Eric has several years of freelance design work through out the midwest region. His recent design work includes: Steel Magnolias, Hairspray, and War of The Worlds for Crossroads Repertory Theatre; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged for The Human Race Theatre; Romeo & Juliet and The Cay for the Indiana Repertory Theatre; King Lear and Comedy of Errors for The Richmond Shakespeare Festival; Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike for CATCO; I and You for The Repertory Theater of St. Louis; The Glass Menagerie for The Human Race Theatre; Armide and The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Columbus; The Elephant Man, Peter and The Starcatcher, The Final Table and My Name is Asher Lev for CATCO; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus for The Richmond Shakespeare Festival; Urinetown, In The Next Room and Twelfth Night at Earlham College; The Merry Wives of Windsor at Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Dames at Sea and The Rose Tattoo at UC Irvine; The Marriage of Figaro, The Merry Widow, Spring Awakening and Twelfth Night at Chapman University; Twelfth Night and Macbeth for Shakespeare Orange County.

He received his M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the University of California, Irvine and his B.A. from The Ohio State University. For more information, visit his website at

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