Under Eric’s leadership, the Eugene O’Neill Foundation began producing its own plays which allowed for more creative direction and consistent quality. As of January 2022, he has directed 28 of O'Neill's 51 plays, making him the leading interpreter of O'Neill in the country. Eric says, “The more I direct O'Neill plays the more confidence I gain to tackle the obscure and challenging titles.” Since many of the early plays have rarely been produced, “I get to fully engage my imagination as to how to tell the story of the play.”
Eric has also been integral in growing the Eugene O’Neill Festival. Originally just one weekend, it has now expanded to a month-long celebration involving other in-person and virtual events such as a historic tour of Danville, a hike to Tao House, talks with dramaturgs, actors and Eric himself after performances.