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ERIC LOCKLEY is an award-winning actor, writer, comedian, producer, and is a founder and Producing Artistic Leader of The Movement Theatre Company and OBIE award-winning, Harlem9. With his organizations Eric has produced critically acclaimed productions and festivals, published anthologies of new plays and created initiatives that highlight the complexity and diversity of people of color. Spearheading video content for The Movement, Eric has ensured increased visibility, brand consistency and audience development. Lockley has performed in works by prestigious contemporary playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney, Marcus Gardley and Idris Goodwin. Recent screen credits include First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke, and a role in Season 2 of Luke Cage on Netflix.  His inspirational short film, The Jump, is available to watch on With a passion for #blackboyjoy, Eric regularly creates comedic content for his social media platforms and he is featured weekly at The People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), performing musical improv with his team Elevator Talk.

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