Caroling through Christmas and Beyond by Eric Sharp

Photo © Dan Norman

Photo © Dan Norman

Eric is delighted to be playing Fred in the 46th annual production of A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater. This year’s production makes major strides with accessibility and equity including a diverse cast and a ‘relaxed performance’ intended for audience members on the autism spectrum and many others for whom a traditional performance can be difficult to access. On stage now through December 29, 2018. Get your tickets while you still can!

Adoptee Voices Magnified by Eric Sharp

Photo © Shane Bolen

Photo © Shane Bolen

We here at WorkSharp are always impressed and humbled by the amazing creativity and narratives coming out of the international Korean adoptee community. Eric was honored to be featured recently in two exciting adoptee-led online projects. The #AdopteesSpeak Project highlights community voices from #1988to2018 to track the changes in the attitudes and conversation around transnational adoption from the time of the 1988 Seoul Olympics (around the peak of international adoption from Korea) to present. Check out the project on Instagram @Adoptees.Speak and leave a comment!

Eric also sat down with Adapted Podcast and discussed several topics including birth family reunions, his career as an Asian American actor in the Twin Cities, and how one can never really know the true distance to the truth in any adoption story. Listen the the episode on iTunes here and let us know what you think. For all the adoptee readers out there, please consider adding your voices to these vibrant and heartfelt archives.

I feel like I’m someone who has at least tried to understand multiple sides of what it means to be adopted. And I try not to have bitterness towards my Korean parents. I’ve reunited with both sides of my family; my parents were divorced at the time of my adoption. For 30+ years now, the stories have been diverging and the accounts are very different, depending on who you ask.

For me it became, are you going to take one version as gospel and call the other person a liar? And I’m just not willing to do that.

Hand to God opens at The Jungle Theater! by Eric Sharp


Eric makes his debut tonight as Timmy in Christina Baldwin's Minneapolis premiere of HAND TO GOD at the Jungle Theater. A wickedly funny dark comedy, Robert Askins play follows Jason (played by Riley O'Toole) as he deals with his wayward hand puppet Tyrone who has plans of his own for the church basement puppet ministry troupe he's been forced to join. Get your tickets at before they sell out!

Middle Brother heads to KC by Eric Sharp

Photos © Michal Daniel, courtesy of Mu Performing Arts

Photos © Michal Daniel, courtesy of Mu Performing Arts

Eric will be in Kansas City September 12, 2016 to direct a staged reading of his play Middle Brother! For those of you playing along at home, the show premiered at Mu Performing Arts in 2014 and featured an all Asian American cast including (4 Korean adoptees). We're thrilled to bring the play to a new audience, and more importantly to celebrate with Tradewind Arts as they build capacity and momentum for the Asian American theater scene in Kansas City!

Know folks in the KC area that might be interested in a jet-setting imaginative story about a Midwestern Korean adoptee that reunites with his older birth brother? Send 'em our way!  GET TICKETS HERE



Middle Brother was in development for over three years from 2011–14. The play started from a conversation with former Mu Performing Arts artistic director Rick Shiomi, and was subsequently developed through the Mu/Jerome New Performance Project.

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This is Eric's "welcome to my new website" face.

This is Eric's "welcome to my new website" face.