Meet Eric Grant
Eric is one of only two members of the Olive Well team who’s not a licensed agent. In fact, Eric is not an agent at all! A precocious child with a propensity for dressing up in suits when going out with family friends at age eight, Eric spent much of his childhood listening intently to the manner with which people spoke: the cadence, the rhythm, the preferred words and turns-of-phrases depending on someone’s upbringing. Heart surgery at age five meant Eric couldn’t spend a lot of time doing contact sports, so he devoted himself to writing, often joking that his “love language” is storytelling. At The University of Michigan, Eric received a Bachelors in Film and Screenwriting, with an honorary degree in Playwriting from the School of Theatre. While in Michigan, Eric co-produced a feature film which had its premiere at the Chicago Horror Film Festival. He moved to Chicago to build a career in theater, and feels fortunate to show off his writing skills for Olive Well. He began as a part-time assistant for Lauren, before working full time as the team’s lead copywriter and marketing director. If you’ve ever read an @Olive.Well Instagram caption, or enjoyed the profiles detailed on the website, then you’re familiar with his writing.
Eric’s theatrical work has been seen in Chicago at The Second City, Stage 773, Steep Theater, Prop Thtr, and the NoMads Art Collective. He is currently co-directing and producing short films featuring principal dancers from Joffrey Ballet. In his free time—when not applying to playwriting residencies—Eric likes to cook for friends, craft needlepoint projects, and patronize the abundance of museums Chicago has to offer. His favorite museums are the Art Institute and the American Writer’s Museum. Last year Eric bought a condo and sadly learned that his mother was right: his taste for mid-century modern design is too expensive for his own good.