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Erik Gow


Erik Gow (he/him) is a Vancouver actor, playwright, composer, and educator who lives and practices on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Squamish, Selilwitulh, and Musqueam nations.

A graduate of the prestigious Studio 58 theatre school, he has been working onstage, in front of the camera, and behind the mic for more than 10 years. Erik has become a recognizable name originating roles in Canadian and World stage premieres, recurring roles in major network and television series, as well as voicing characters from several major video game, and animation franchises.

When not performing, Erik is hard at work leading the new pre professional film troupe program at Arts Umbrella, and is a senior teaching artist for Western Canada’s largest Shakespeare festival, Bard on the Beach. He also holds regular teaching positions with The Shadbolt Arts Centre, Arts Club Theatre, and Gateway Theatre. He is also available for masterclasses and workshops in acting, voice, music, and physical theatre.

As an emerging playwright and composer Erik has created scores for shows with Axis Theatre, the Beach House Theatre, two original musicals for Studio 58, and sound designed for other companies in the Lower Mainland. As a playwright Erik’s original play “First Lady” has been workshopped and developed by Zee Zee Theatre under esteemed Canadian Playwright Dave Deveau, and director Cameron Mackenzie. Most recently, Erik was a resident artist with the Arts Club Emerging Playwright Unit for the 2019/2020 season where he developed his original musical “Death’s A Bitch” as both composer and book writer. Erik has also written several pantos and an original concert adaptation of A Christmas Carol for the Metro Theatre.

Erik is one of the founders of Booklight Media with Nico Dicecco and is available for videography, photography, archival, and film services.