Eric Ruffin

Eric Ruffin’s most recent directing credits include Sarafina! presented at the Mann Center, Kennedy Center and Ira Aldridge Theatre, Black Nativity for Theater Alliance (11 Helen Hayes Nominations/ 3 awards including Best Musical), In the Red and Brown Water  (3 Cappie Awards including Best Play), Christmas Gift at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, 2-2 Tango for Studio Theatre, Venus and Passing Strange at Ira Aldridge Theatre, A Raisin in the Sun at Crossroads Theatre, Old Settler for The African Continuum Theatre Company, Gutta Beautiful at New Federal Theatre, NewKid for Imagination Stage, In The Blood, Antigone, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Jesus Hopped the “A” Train and Our Lady of121st Street for the Rutgers Theatre Company. He has also directed the critically acclaimed New Jersey premiere of Topdog /Underdog for Luna Stage, Cut Flowers at the Ira Aldridge Theater, and Public Ghosts/ Private Stories at the George Street Playhouse. 

Ruffin holds a B.F.A.  in Theatre Arts from Howard University and an MFA in Directing from Rutgers University. He is a Stage Directors and Choreographers Associate, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect and a recipient of the New York Drama League Directing Fellowship. He has also been honored with a Shakespeare Theatre Acting Fellowship, and the Princess Grace Grant for Dance.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Director Gutta Beautiful 2007-08 Season