Eddie Chase, Patron Services Coordinator

Photo by Tiffany Hopkins

Born and raised in New Haven County, Eddie has been with the Festival his entire artistic career. In 2010, he was a part of the first cohort of Festival Fellows. He returned to the Festival in 2016 as seasonal staff and eventually joined the Festival year round. In his current role as patron services coordinator, Eddie oversees the conjunction of audience services, development, and community engagement, ensuring that everyone has equal access to their Festival. Accessibility is a top priority for him, making sure everyone, no matter their background, can come to--and enjoy--the Festival. 

Outside the Festival, Eddie is a local playwright and theatre maker, with a focus on using the genre of horror as a tool for social justice. He has had several plays featured by the John Desotelle Studio in New York, including his play Balloons in the 2018 From the Shadows Horror Play Festival.


Phone: (203) 498-3714
Email: echase@artidea.org
Twitter: @paraplaywright