Eric Camins is an East Coast mutt. Eric was born in Brooklyn and lived in Long Island, Massachusetts, and upstate New York before finding his way back. He also spent time in the San Francisco Bay Area and maintains that it should be reachable by a MetroCard swipe. Eric is a music lover and producer of all things media. He has worked with MTV Networks, Vice Media, blacjac Entertainment Group, Rock The Vote, World Up, Clenched Fist Productions, MVMT, and the Trust Your Struggle Art Collective among many others. Highlights include many years working on VH1 Hip Hop Honors, the 20th Anniversary of Yo! MTV Raps, the 2008 Rock the Vote tour, and The Vice Guide to Everything.
He is passionate about international music and media, and the movements being brought on by an inspiring, creative young generation. He believes that in exploring new media, we give voice to people who have otherwise been disconnected, and access to those that need.
Eric hopes that his work with multiplatform content in The Greene Space will help magnify New York Public Radio’s impact and make the world a smaller place through shared experiences. Since joining the team, some of Eric’s favorite Greene Space shows have been A Global Salon: Bebop Spoken Here, Soundcheck with Medeski, Martin & Wood, Lopate & Locavores, and Brian Lehrer live during former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation.
Eric holds a BA from Eugene Lang College at New School University where he concentrated in Musicology and Media Studies. Eric proposed to his wife the day before getting hired at The Greene Space, and was married on November 19, 2011.
As The Greene Space embarks on our nod to The World Shakespeare Festival, I, admittedly not a Shakespearophile, am struck by the question of how The Bard plays out in a 21st century metropolis.
What attracts a younger generation to Shakespeare’s work?
Are the stories as enthralling today, as they were during the English Renaissance?
Does mastering this work still play an important part in an actor’s career?