Eric Cruz

Eric Yamil Cruz Meléndez
Eric Yamil

Height / 5’5”
Hair / Dark Brown
Vocal Range / Tenor

THEATRE

THE MATCHMAKER Cornelius Hackl USC / Dir. Drew Barr
BUENAZA/CABRÓN Gabriel Bonet, Cabrón USC / Dir. David Bridel
A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY Karl Malek USC / Dir. David Warshofsky
THE RIVALS Faulkland USC / Dir. Andrew Robinson
MIDDLETOWN Speaker, Guide, Doctor USC / Dir. Andrei Belgrader
THE GHOST SONATA The Student USC / Dir. Stephanie Shroyer
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Alex Teatro Caribeño / Dir. Gary Homs
THE OUTSIDERS Ponyboy Dramarama / David López
PLATERO Y YO The Canary UPR / Dir. Julia Thompson
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER Tom Sawyer Dramarama / Dir. David López
HAMLET Hamlet UPR / Dir. Dean Zayas
THE BALCONY The General UPR / Dir. Jacqueline Duprey
AS YOU LIKE IT William UPR / Dir. Dean Zayas

FILM/TELEVISION

THE LEMON TREE Supporting Courtney Lloyd Prod. / Dir. Courtney Lloyd
THICKER THAN WATER Supporting Independent / Dir. Benjamín Cardona

TRAINING

USC School of Dramatic Arts, M.F.A. in Acting, 2018
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, B.F.A. in Acting, 2015

Advanced Acting (David Warshofsky, Jacqueline Duprey, Dean Zayas , Andrei Belgrader, Mary-Joan Negro), Movement (David Bridel, Viveca Vázquez, Stephanie Shroyer), Voice (Natsuko Ohama, Lauren Murphy Yeoman), Physical Theatre (Andrew Robinson), Stage Combat (Edgar Landa), Improvisation (Rob Adler), Clown (Zachary Steele), Diction & Dialects (Kathy Dunn-Muzingo), Singing for Actors (Vicki Lewis), Commedia dell’arte (Louise Peacock, Julia Thompson), Shakespeare (Rob Clare, Natsuko Ohama), Alexander Technique (Babette Markus), Mask Work (Luis Oliva)

SKILLS

Languages: Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), French (Basic)
Dance: Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Salsa, Reggaeton, Merengue, Bomba, Ballroom, Choreography
Dialects/Accents: British RP, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, French, Spanish, Italian, Irish
Other: Mo-cap Experience

AWARDS/HONORS

KCACTF – Outstanding Performance and Production Ensemble (PLATERO Y YO)
Leopoldo Santiago Lavandero – Outstanding Achievement in Acting

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