School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

Craig Erickson, MFA

Instructor in Theatre

  • Biography

    Craig is a Vancouver-based professional actor who has performed on stages across North America, most prominently in Canada. Craig spent 2 years at both of Canada's biggest festivals - the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario and the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He has also worked at many of Canada's prominent regional theatres: the National Arts Centre (Ottawa), the Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg), the Citadel (Edmonton), and Canadian Stage (Toronto). Locally, Craig has collaborated with many companies, big and small, including Arts Club, Touchstone, Pacific, Electric Company, Neworld, Blackbird, and Carousel. Highlights to this point include Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire (Chemainus Theatre), George in Of Mice and Men (Citadel/MTC), and Ralph in Lord of the Flies (Shaw). He has also spent 3 seasons at Bard on the Beach, most notably playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Bertram in All's Well that Ends Well. He is a founding member of Osimous Theatre.

    Craig is an accomplished screen actor, with many supporting and guest starring credits in mainstream and independent film and television productions.  He recently finished writing, directing, editing, and acting in his first short, Cup Runneth Over.

    Craig has received a Tyrone Guthrie Award at Stratford and four Jessie Richardson nominations for Best Actor, winning in 2010 for his portrayal of Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Blackbird/Arts Club). He collaborated with Theatre Chair Angela Konrad in 2007 on the play Grace, which garnered 6 Jessie nominations and won for Best Production.

    He lives with his wife Kaylyn (whom he met at Trinity in the 1980s) and their children Elody, Abby, and Luke.

  • Education

    • BA English (TWU)
    • MFA Theatre (Southern Methodist University)

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