Founding Artistic Director - Leo Egger
Leo Egger is a senior at Durham School of the Arts and the Founding Artistic Director of the Eno River Players. He founded the Eno River Players at the age of 14 in 2015 with his Bar Mitzvah money as the initial budget. He has staged three full-length Shakespeare tragedies since then: Hamlet (2016), King Lear (2017), and Othello (DSA, 2018) and founded the Summer Lab Program which provides a voice for new directors in the community (producing Waiting for Godot in the summer of 2017.) His work is known for being creatively challenging yet accessible for his audiences. He hopes to remind his community the wonder behind why we still produce these works. He takes all artists seriously and aims to give them a space where they can share their voices widely. He would be nowhere without the wonderful support of his players and technicians, especially those that gave him a initial chance when he directed Hamlet.
In the summer of 2017 he was a General Management intern at Target Margin Theater in New York City under the guidance of David Herskovitz and Moe Yousuf. He was also a member of Target Margin Theater's summer workshop of David Herskovitz's Pay No Attention to the Girl which premiered in the spring of 2018. In the summer of 2018.He worked as a General Management and Development Intern at Here Arts Center in New York City and worked as the production intern for Chris Greene’s production of American Weather staged at the Dorothy B. Williams Theater in Here Arts Center. He also worked as an intern for Basil Twist’s production of Symphonie Fantastique.
Leo Egger wants to thank all the fabulous artists he has had the pleasure to work with and the extremely generous donors. He looks forward to the upcoming 2018-2019 season and is currently directing As You Like It with a production of Desire Caught by the Tail to take place this spring.
When he is not working on theater, Leo Egger enjoys working on literary magazine, eating snow cones, watching Michael Cera movies, and talking about Kenneth Branagh's Henry V. Next year he will attend Yale University.
Executive Director - Daniel Egger
Daniel Egger is the Executive Director of the Eno River Players. His primary responsibilities include signing contracts and driving the truck.
Associated Artists - Emerson Beyer, Lucie Ciccone, Matthew Sampson, Victoria Christina, Oliver Egger, Rachel Emrick, Cathy Emrick, Julia Haws, Lorin Kaplan, Dan Duffy, Daniel Egger, Jackson Gemborys, Jennie Alwood, Stephanie Minervino, Jeff Jones, Milo Fryling, & Pamela Alberda
Associated artists are theater artists and actors who have contributed significant time into the Eno River Players and have been, and continue to be, instrumental in our ability to create our art. Their voices and visions are representative of our values as a theater.