About the Author, Erik Ball…

ABOUT ERIK BALL

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  • I’m a Teacher / Director and Head of Theatrical Arts at Faith Lutheran Middle School / High School in Las Vegas, NV. (Go Crusaders!) My goal as a teacher is to effectively demonstrate my passion for performing while offering opportunities for students to expand on their own interests by providing resources, knowledge and practical application on how they can use their God-given talents to glorify Him. www.faithlutheranlv.org.

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  • Faith Lutheran has an award-winning Theatrical Arts program featuring FIVE (5) full-length extra-curricular productions, a summer theatre camp “Mellow Dramatists” that features opportunities to work with professionals in the industry and multi-faceted performing arts classes. Faith Lutheran will start the FAITH CONSERVATORY OF THE FINE ARTS next year! 

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  • I’m married to Emily. She’s the Dean of Fine Arts at Faith Lutheran. Not only is she an administrator, but she’s a brilliant teacher, writer, director and actress. (She’s crazy good-looking too!) We’ve been married for 16 years. Seems like yesterday! She recently won LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR for the Pacific Southwest District. I’m a lucky, lucky man.

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  • We have FOUR CHILDREN. Johnny and Judy terrier / chihuahua mixes and are Emily’s little babies….Zipper is my little chihuahua buddy…and Stella is our kitty with 16 personalities.

  • I’ve directed over 28 plays and musical at Faith Lutheran including: SHREK, LEGALLY BLONDE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, ALL SHOOK UP, CATS, DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST, GREASE, INTO THE WOODS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, SEUSSICAL, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, JOSEPH – TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE FATHER OF THE BRIDE, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, THE SCAMS OF SCAPIN, etc.

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  • I’m also a working actor / singer who has appeared in the following stage productions: EXCALIBUR HOTEL’S – TOURNAMENT OF KINGS (King Arthur), THE PRODUCERS (Franz), CRAZY FOR YOU (Eugene Fodor), JOSEPH – TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Pharaoh), PETER PAN (Capt. Hook), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Trevor Graydon), DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Gaston), WILLY WONKA (The Candyman & Mr. Salt), THE CMPLT WRKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) as (Adam’s Role), A CHORUS LINE (Larry), ALL SHOOK UP (Sheriff Earl), OLIVER! (Sowerberry), GUYS & DOLLS (Nicely-Nicely), THE WIZARD OF OZ (Cowardly Lion) and many more. I’ve appeared in over 40 plays in musicals over the years.

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  • I’ve acted in television, film and stage. I have done extra work in the movies ROCKY BALBOA, KNOCKED UP and had a featured role in the independent film RUNNING FOR JENNY. I continue to do voice-over work for Podcasts, industrial films and commercials and have produced spots for WENDY’S RESTAURANT, SLEEP INN HOTEL, and AMERICA’S PHYSIQUE. I specialize in character voices. (Everything from foreign accents and narration to cartoon variations.)

On the set of the film ROCKY BALBOA. (Final Fight Scene.)

On the set of the film ROCKY BALBOA. (Final Fight Scene.)

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  • I work independently as a PUBLIC / MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER (and offer chapel talks at the school from time to time) and a FREELANCE COSTUME / PROP / PUPPETRY DESIGNER, providing original concept drawing and design renderings for the following shows: LEGALLY BLONDE, SHREK, ALICE’S WONDERLAND, PETER PAN, AIDA, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SEUSSICAL, WEST SIDE STORY and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.

    • If you are ever interested in my services as a speaker, I have performed for elementary and high schools, colleges and businesses and I’ve led workshops in ACTING, CLOWNING, IMPROVISATION, LESSONS IN CHRISTIANITY, and STAYING POSITIVE. I can be reached by CLICKING HERE if you are interested in having me deliver a chapel message, lead a workshop or guest speak at your event.
    • If you are interested in my services as a DESIGNER (set, costume, puppetry, etc.) or as a consultant (acting, directing, design, or leadership), please contact me by CLICKING HERE.

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  • This blog site serves as a means by which to offer humorous commentary on the high school theatrical arts classroom, the actor’s life on and off stage, and blatant silliness, something I think should be a foundation for enjoying life. (I’ll admit that the blog site also serves as a sort of a form of self-therapy, if you will, so that I may reflect on issues that are heavy on my mind and heart.)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll visit often or leave a comment.

5 Responses to “About the Author, Erik Ball…”

  1. michael owens Says:

    mr ball!!! that first picture scared the mess out of me haha

  2. Gary Bertels Says:

    Erik – were you at one time a member of Resurrection in River Forest? We are attempting to up-date our list and your name remains. Let me know. Thanks.
    Greet Kevin D. for me.

    Gary Bertels

  3. Wanted to speak with in regards to your radio show. We’d like to appear and or sponsor a show.

  4. erikball123 Says:

    Please contact curtaincallerikball@gmail.com with details.

  5. Ms. Vancura Says:

    Mr. Ball, I didn’t know you had a website now I’ll have to send Sasha to it

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