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Meet Eric Carthen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eric Carthen.

Eric, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I got here based on love of the work. I’m an improvisor he feels the story. I’m someone who has taken a bet on themselves and on their talent. My Story starts off with Company. I’m an identical twin, which is very important to mention. I’ve gone through my whole life being looked at, so I’ve never been uncomfortable in front of people. Me and my Twin brother are different, but the same. Where one of us feels the other thinks. Where one of us moves, the other stays. It’s been my honor because “life happened” that I’ve now molded the two.

I’m an actor. I’m a storyteller. I’m an Improvisor. I’m yes and(ing) my way through life.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The road I’ve traveled was one of comfort. My struggles came from not winning in a particular competition, but life was good. Two parent household, two siblings, extended loving family.

I haven’t been relaxed in three years. The last time I was, I received a phone call that my Twin had been unconscious in his Law School dormitory for 16 hours. For three days, I was in the hospital on edge, forcing myself to make logical decision after logical decision.

That part of the story doesn’t end well.

I haven’t relaxed since.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an actor. I’d say I’m mostly known for doing Improv. I started in college and have been doing it for the last six years. Improv is my breathing space. When I’m performing my mind is empty and I’m completely connected to the story.

I started at California Lutheran University doing improv and really expanding my horizons. The shows were electric! We’d pack the theater with 300 students every other Thursday night at 11pm. They’d wait outside an hour before just to get a seat. Ok so 300 may be an exaggeration, but still, it was alot.

It was while I was in college that I discovered Impro Theatre. Impro is the greatest improv, narrative, genre school in the world! I’ve taken off at Impro and they’ve seen my talent and help groom it into something unique. I found what I was good at. What I find myself best at is recognizing I don’t have limits. There isn’t a time period genre a story, a part that I can’t be a part of.

It’s love. That’s what sets me apart. Love is what Impro pulled out of me.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t believe in luck. I don’t dream. I have goals and I work hard to achieve them.

Contact Info:

  • Email: ericpcarthen@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @ericpcarthen

Image Credit:
Avid Eghbali, Andrew Pearce, Madi Goff

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