Sidney Erik Wright-(director/choreographer) A proud Texan in NYC with a focus on new work, Sidney directs and/or choreographs aggressively physical projects that explore contemporary sexuality. Recent directing credits include David Davila’s ANIMAL HUSBANDRY (NY Fringe), Harry Einhorn/Lia Tamborra/Balint Varga’s HYPATIA AND THE HEATHENS (Caveat-dir/chor), MJ Halberstadt’s GRINDR (AND OTHER CONCERNS) (The Survivalists), Mariah MacCarthy’s play-with-dance UNTIL SHE CLAWS HER WAY OUT (35th Annual EST Marathon), and monologues for PUSSYFEST V: PUSSY PERSISTS (Caps Lock Theater Company).
As a choreographer, projects include Mariah MacCarthy’s plays MAGIC TRICK (Theatre Row-Caps Lock Theatre Co.) and HONORS STUDENTS (EST), the DOS EQUIS: LUNA RISING immersive nightlife tour, and multiple shows through NYMF including MANUEL VS. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, BEN, VIRGINIA, AND ME (THE LIBERACE MUSICAL), and PEDRO PAN (nom. Outstanding Choreography). His staging for Michael Finke’s DEAD FLOWERS at the 2018 SoundBites festival was awarded ’Best Choreography.’ Non-theatrical choreography includes music videos, short films, benefits, concerts, movement consulting for a tv pilot about male strippers, and a danced runway show for Couture Fashion Week. Sidney may be best known for creating numerous Broadway Bares stripteases for BCEFA. His take on PSYCH for BROADWAY BARES: STRIP-U transformed Pavolv’s Dog into leather ‘pup play’ and has become BCEFA’s most-watched Bares routine with over 2 million youtube views.
At Musical Theatre Factory he’s developed multiple projects under the 4x15 program including THE OTHER DIRECTION (choreographer) by Jim Territo and Andrew Rincon, GROUP THERAPY (director) by Janelle Lawrence, and the musicals BIG DEAL (KC Hur/Jacob Fjeldheim) and PROMESA (David Davila) as director/choreographer. He choreographed the workshop production of Brainpool’s JUNK: A ROCK OPERA (directed by founding artistic director Shakina Nayfack) and later directed the Joe’s Pub concert GET THE NAYFACK OUT to send her off to new adventures in style. With Brandon Powers and Michael Bello, he founded the Director-Choreographer Coalition which later evolved to spearhead MTF’s branch of director and choreographer centered programming. Brandon and Sidney co-directed MTF’s HIGH 5 gala birthday celebration.
Regionally, Sidney was the SDC Observer to artistic director Susan Booth on the world premiere of Stephen King and John Mellencamp's GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY (Alliance Theater). Other regional credits include HAIR at Woodstock (dir/choreo) and choreography for CAMELOT (John W. Engeman Theatre) and SHREK (Stephen Sondheim Center). His work was featured on Seasons 5 and 7 of the DanceMedia reality webseries DANCE(212). BA English Literature, Harvard University. Member of SDC and AEA. @sidneyerik