Wednesday, May 8, 2013



Friday, October 28, 2011

My new resume

Eric Goudie’s Creative Resume

Phone: Available upon request 

I am a creative professional with a large and diverse skill set, seeking contract employment in a wide variety of fields. While the bulk of my experience has been in the live performance and freelance writing industries there are many different types of jobs that I am qualified to do. I believe in building positive long-term relationships with my clients through hard work, excellent communications, and an ongoing commitment to our mutual success.

Employment (selected)
Theatre Owner/Operator          Grinder Productions               Sept 2003 – Present
Professional Lighting Design      Touchmark Theatre               March 2009
Freelance Writer and Editor                           Nov 2008 – Present
Freelance Technician                Independent                           Dec 1999 – Present
Production Manager                 Bluewater Playhouse              Feb 2003 – Sept 2004
Technical Director                    Theatre on the Grand             April 2002 – July 2002
Professional Stage Manager     Canadian Actor’s Equity         March 2001 – 2005
House Technician                     Theatre on the Grand              Nov 2001 – April 2002
Production Assistant                 Theatre on the Grand              May 1999 – November 2001

Education, Training and Certification
First Aid Level 1                     St. John’s Ambulance               April 2010
WHMIS Training                    Tack-Two                                May 2010
BA in English and Drama        University of Guelph                  February 2004
OSSD                                    Centre Wellington DHS             June 1998
Firearms Safety Course          CFSC Certified Instructors        May 1995

Honours and Awards (selected)
Youth Entrepreneur of the Year winner         CW Chamber of Commerce   2008
Youth Entrepreneur of the Year nominee      CW Chamber of Commerce   2007
Youth Entrepreneur of the Year nominee      CW Chamber of Commerce   2006

Skills, Hobbies and Special Interests

Farming, writing, blogging, woodworking, home renovation and repair, welding, vegetable gardening, reading, fishing, camping, graphic design, website design, entrepreneurship, amateur astronomy and everything related to the performing arts


Available upon request, based on type of work required.

Sample jobs

Copy writing, SEO website/blog content, press releases, ad copy, technical writing, business plans, scripts/screenplays, fiction
Acting lessons (for kids/teens/adults), team-building events (for businesses/organizations/other groups), basic carpentry, audio-visual equipment, computer literacy, etc
Theatre tech
Source, set-up and run lighting, sound, or other equipment for any type of live event – presentation, lecture, debate, product launch, meeting, press conference, church play, etc – full production services available
Farm hand
Animal husbandry (experience with dairy, beef, swine, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pheasants and wild boar), driving and operating farm equipment, tending crops and other farm chores
Handy man
House/pet check-ins, minor carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, grass cutting, snow removal, yard work, tree trimming, etc
Audio Engineer
Soundtracks, voice-overs, vocal recordings, audio pod-casts, demos, background music, etc
Arts consultant
Research and recommendations on design, outfit and operation of performing arts facilities and community venues in theatrical lighting, sound, stage layout and auditorium design
Graphic Design
Logos, business cards, brochures, newsletters, flyers, websites, specialty items, liaising with printers and webmasters
Production/event manager, stage manager, crew chief, venue manager, box office manager, touring manager
Sets, costumes, lighting, sound, projections

This is just a selection of the jobs that I can do. If you or your company has a specific need that you need done please don’t hesitate to ask – I may have the skills you need.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The 18 Carat Bumpkin

The 18 Carat Blogs

Welcome to the 18 Carat Blog series. Over the next six weeks between now and opening night we’ll be featuring weekly guest posts here on the blog from some of the people who make Grinder the great theatre company that it is. You’ll hear from actors in our current production, as well as a few alums from shows gone by. I’ve also asked a few special guests to give us their thoughts as well.

I’ve asked each blogger to answer a fairly simple question – what it feels like to work on a show, and how has theatre improved their lives. I haven’t been looking for deep, dreary philosophical musings on the nature of art – this is community theatre, and it’s supposed to be a fun experience, first and foremost. I want to know how people are “getting their kicks” when it comes to theatre.

Tune in next week for our first post, by someone involved in our current production. In the meantime, don’t forget to purchase your tickets now for The 18 Carat Bumpkin, going up October 14th and 15th at the Fergus Grand Theatre. Click on the link on the sidebar to go straight to the box office.

Monday, August 29, 2011

And on to the next...

It's now the Monday morning after the Saturday night before, and Life and Death is in the books. Thank-you to everyone who came out and made this show a success.

While this wasn't the largest or most complex show I've ever done it was a very rewarding project to work on. Sadly, I never did quite reach that "buzz" that I was hoping to attain at the outset of the process - too many things just didn't go our way for that to happen. Despite this, I don't feel embittered or wanting this Monday morning - it was a good show, and we did a good job with it. I proved to myself that you can survive a heart attack and go on to direct a decent play. I'd say that alone is accomplishment enough.

Now the hard work begins. Now we begin preparations in earnest (though they've been going on quietly for some time already) for The 18 Carat Bumpkin. I'm really looking forward to this project, but for different reasons than I was for Life and Death. That show was all about the content of the project - bringing work to the stage, including some of my own, that I wouldn't normally get to do. 18 Carat on the other hand is in the public domain - I or anyone else could bring this show to the stage at any time. Instead of being excited about the content of this show, I'm excited about the experience that it will be for the actors and the audience.

The 18 Carat Bumpkin will be unlike anything most people have ever seen before. Lillian Mortimer is not a well-known playwright - I can't think of anyone off the top of my head that she's similar to in style and tone. I think this play will be different things to different people - some will call it a comedy, some will call it a mystery-suspense, and others will call it a love story. It's all those things, and so much more. There's slapstick humour, family values, some great 1920's music - and all of it wrapped up in an honest sense of warmth and fun - it will be like going over to your whackiest friend's house for a dinner party.

I could go on and on about this play, but instead of talking about it I really should get to work on in. The set is built, but there's still so much more work to be done. And yes, we are still looking for people, onstage and off, so if you're interested in being a part of it, please let me know.