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Leo Egger
Founding Artistic Director

Leo Egger is the Founding Artistic Director of the Eno River Players. He founded the Eno River Players in 2015, at the age of fourteen, using his Bar Mitzvah money as the initial capital. In Durham, he staged four full-length Shakespeare plays – Hamlet (2016), King Lear (2017), and Othello (DSA, 2018), As You Like It (2019) – and founded the Summer Lab Program, which provides a voice for new directors in the community. While studying at Yale, he directed productions of Richard II (2022), Phaedo (2022), The Government Inspector (2022), and Coriolanus (2023). In 2022, he brought Phaedo, an original play based on Plato's dialogues, to London and in 2023, he brought his adaptation of Dead Souls to Durham, Brooklyn, and London.

He has worked as an assistant director and intern for Target Margin Theater, Here Arts Center, La Mama Experimental Theatre, Krymov Lab NYC, and the David Geffen School of Drama. 

Born and raised in Durham, NC, Leo studied at the Durham School for the Arts and Yale University. His work is about make-believe.


Nico Taylor 
Associate Artistic Director |

Nico Taylor began his theatrical career at age five as a Memorial Player. Since then he’s acted in productions such as Macbeth, Hand to God, The Government Inspector, and, with the Eno River Players, Dead Souls. While studying at Yale, he co-founded and served as Executive Producer of the alternative theater collective Playspace.


Associated Artists

Pamela Alberda, Jennie Alwood, Emerson Beyer, Lucie Ciccone, Victoria Christina, Dan Duffy, Oliver Egger, Daniel Egger, Rachel Emrick, Cathy Emrick, Milo Fryling, Jackson Gemborys, Julia Haws, Jeff Jones, Lorin Kaplan, Charlie Mayhew, Stephanie Minervino, Matthew Sampson, Dominic Sullivan.

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. 

Board: Leo Egger, Daniel Egger, Sam Bezilla

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