Eric Domuret - Founder - Artistic Director
2019 Tommy Tune Award for Best Direction and Best Musical for his production of 'Bright Star'. Broadway World Houston award for Best Actor in a Musical; Broadway World Houston Best Play for his adaptation and production of 'Pride and Prejudice'.
Eric Domuret received his undergraduate degree in acting from Texas Christian University and his MFA in Theatre Directing from Middlesex University in London where he studied with Dame Janet Suzman, Royal Shakespeare Company director Leon Rubin, and the late National Theatre scholar John Russell Brown. He has been in the education field for over fifteen years. He was previously a high school director at Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas and joined Klein Oak Theatre after having been a tenured professor of Drama at the University of St Thomas in Houston. He has developed curriculum and helped to spearhead the BFA in Theatre Education Degree. He specializes in Directing and collaborating on new works with students. His TEDx Talk from the University on progress in theatre can be linked from his website. Eric is also and Entrepreneurial Artist collaborating with his wife and servicing the Houston area with independent projects, business start ups, and workshops.
In London, Eric’s adaptation of the, Ismay’s Inquiry’ was performed in conjunction with London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama as well as a short adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s Child’s Talk.
He was also seen as the Reverend Chrisparkle at Obsidian Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood which won Best Musical in Houston in the Houston Press awards. Eric recently performed at AD Players as Paul Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You. Eric has also been seen in Little Women the Musical as Professor Baher. Other acting credits include Doubt (Father Flynn), Les Miserables (Jean Valjean), Whistle Down the Wind (The Man), Side Show (Terry) Forever Plaid (Jinx), Duck Variations (George), Titanic: The Musical (Barrett), and Next to Normal (Dan) where he received the Broadway World award for Best Actor in a Musical. Eric spent four seasons as Fight Choreographer with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival and continues to conduct acting and choreography classes and workshops. He is a director and workshop leader both in the United States and abroad. Some original works include, ‘Lord of the World’, ‘Ismay’s Inquiry’ as well as a number of short one act plays. Eric was a speaker and workshop leader at the IUGTE conference in Carrara, Italy where he conducted his workshop on Greek Theatre Performance techniques. This culminated into a recent performance of Euripides’ ‘Ion’ in Houston at The University of St. Thomas. Eric was an advisor and director for Femme Sol Theatre’s one woman show ‘Hildeguard: A Song of Surrender’. Eric is also an accomplished performer. Having begun his career in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park, Eric has been seen in numerous productions in DFW, Houston, New York, and multiple city US tours.
Eric lives happily in the Houston area with his amazing wife and five children. More information about Eric can be seen on his website at www.domuret.com .
We are dedicated to fostering the role that live performance plays as a necessary aspect in life, especially needed in these times. Apprentice Productions will, through exposure and training in the professional creative process, create a renaissance in the arts and education and help foster this crucial component for any career or vocation.
Apprentice Productions found its beginnings in Houston, TX at a University of St. Thomas Drama Department Production of "Pride and Prejudice". This production was a collaboration between Houston professional actors and University theatre students. "Pride and Prejudice" was written and directed by Apprentice Production's founder Eric Domuret. This experience allowed local actors employment in their craft, and the opportunity for student actors to work along side seasoned professionals. They learned through watching, being coached, and making professional connections with them. Eric Domuret, 'Pride and Prejudice' cast member and Apprentice Productions co-founder Ted Doolittle, wished to continue this vision for all ages across the Houston area. Eric and his wife and co-founder Nicole Domuret, collectively have decades of professional and educational theatre experience which they merge into what you now know as Apprentice Productions Theatre Company!
"Pride and Prejudice" University of St. Thomas 2018 Written and Directed by Eric Domuret
Apprentice Productions believes that all students are capable of professional level performing arts productions when they are exposed to the process of professionals. We value professional artists and believe they deserve to be supported in their craft and share their talent onstage, offstage, and backstage as well as foster the next generation of artists.