Robert Eric Shoemaker


Robert Eric Shoemaker is a Chicago-based journalist, poet-playwright, and theatre-maker. Eric's writing has been featured in Newcity, Memoryhouse Magazine, and the Chicago After Dark anthology. Eric's dramatic writing has been staged at Prop Thtr, American Theater Company, Horizon Theater Company, and Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company; he was twice awarded University of Chicago Arts Council Grants for original scripts and is the 2014 recipient of the Olga and Paul Menn Foundation Prize for his musical PLATH/HUGHES.
Eric is a Pulitzer Center Student Fellow and a recent graduate of the University of Chicago. See his work online at