Drawing of a woman's face split in two looking at a phone crying next to text #UGLYCRY grief hits different now a play by Katie Mack. Background of gradient colors


After the death of her ex-boyfriend, this grieving, social media obsessed
millennial brings him back to life with her phone. Based on a true story.

Please note: Unlike traditional theater going experiences,

What that means at #UGLYCRY is that we cannot tell the story without you!
We promise there will be nothing done to embarrass you, but ask you to be brave and interact with the set, the performer, and each other, and your phone.

All you need is your smartphone, yourself, and a sprinkle of grief.




A Year of Eros

Memorial Gathering in NY Dec. 7th

zishan writes,
“La MaMa is my artistic home, where I also live, and is quite literally my home!
On Tuesday, December 7th – 7:00pm we will have another memorial for Eric before the year ends.
The memorial will include speeches from those who knew Eric well and who are willing to speak. Alex Harvey and I also will be working to create a video presentation containing a collage of his artistic work.
Please let me know if you would like to have a speech. Eric would be pleased to hear from you…
Also, if you know anyone who would be willing to speak, sing, or perform, would you please inform me? If anyone is unable to attend they are invited to send a video of a speech, song, or performance in honor of Eric, to me.”
Please email zishan for more information.

The New School

Houston Monthly Gathering every 22nd of the month

All of Eric’s friends and family are invited to a standing monthly informal gathering at Café Brasil every 22nd of the month around 7pm.

22nd of every month
Cafe Brasil
2604 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX, 77098

On Oct. 23rd, a night of songs of memory and love was shared.

Join the Mark McKay band for songs of love and memory in honor of band member and friend, Eric Anthamatten. 
In a band known for “roots rock with a surreal twist” Eric added some mighty twist and they will rock their hearts out in his honor.  
Mark is joined by a rotating crew including Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, John Hamilton, Keith Robinson, Morgan Lindsey Tachco, Puma Perl, and when he’s in town, Keith Christopher.

As his dear friend, Alex Harvey, shares, “We ….. As life-long Eric-grievers…. our work is to gather in his monumental multi-pronged spirit and send him home from now until we ourselves cross over. There is no end to the grieving. Nor should there be. 

As I always used to tell him… Love is grief for something that hasn’t yet left, grief is love for something gone, that was always going to leave. Grief is love. Grief is praise. 

But Eric’s case is particularly unique given the spectrum of astro-psychic planes of activity this commit of a man blazed through
After all the events that Eric and I built together and all the events that he built with all of you and all the interruption he blessed the planet with…the mandate is clear:
Twelve months of events. One event per month. All the Multiverses of Eros. 
The first event? 
A jazz funeral featuring the HUNGRY MARCH BAND starting at Eric’s apartment building on 103 with a parade route that ends at Eric’s favorite restaurant Cafe Du Soleil and an evening of grief and praise at the bar. This kick-off event is scheduled Saturday, July 31. Stand by for more details – so we can get the word out. 
From there we will plan the rest of these months together. Gathering in each moment a group of Eric-lovers many of whom have heard about each other but never met. Gathering each time in each moment around a particular activity or micro-community that Eric channelled through. 
The events will start local in New York – and will eventually spread to Houston, to New Mexico, to LA, to Wisconsin to France and beyond. 
After a year of all this – perhaps, as Eric would remind us, we will have just scratched the tip of the ice burg.”
Make sure that we have your email to keep you updated about events by sending us a message below.


On June 11, 2021, many gathered to pay respects and share stories. Photographs, mementos, and flowers surrounded our beloved Eric.

Eric Galen Anthamatten

February 23, 1978 – May 22, 2021

Eric AnthamattenEric Galen Anthamatten, 43, tragically passed on May 22, 2021 in San Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexico while traveling.  Eric was born in Galveston, Texas at St. Mary’s Hospital, Galveston, TX on February 23, 1978.  Eric graduated from Dickinson High School, Dickinson, TX in 1996, National Honor Society, lettered in Football receiving All District honorable mention.  He received the following degrees:  B.S. Political Science – Texas A&M University (2000), MA Philosophy – Texas A&M University (2003), and a Ph.D. – The New School University (2014). During his undergraduate studies at Texas A & M, he was an Official Rhodes Scholar Nominee in 2001 and 2002.  Up to the time of his passing, Eric taught in the following universities:  Professor, The New School, Global Studies Program, New York City, NY.  Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow, and Instructor, Philosophy and Human Nature, and Ethics, Fordham University, the Bronx, New York City, NY. Visiting Instructor, Social Science & Cultural Studies, Pratt University, Brooklyn, New York City, NY.  Part-Time Asst. Professor, Parsons School of Design, New York City, NY.

Eric was a talented, multidisciplinary writer, philosopher, teacher, musician, and filmmaker.  From the age of 7, he was dedicated to training in various martial arts, consistently establishing himself as an accomplished competitor in tournaments, and becoming a 6th degree black belt in karate.  He published essays on racism, incarceration, education, and emancipation in The New York Times, The Mantle, The Atlantic, and other newspapers and magazines. He participated as a sound designer and performer on various theater productions.  A tireless advocate for prison reform, he dedicated many years to the project of creating The Museum of the Incarcerated American, an installation aimed at expanding the public debate around mass incarceration.  Eric was a passionate, dedicated, committed educator. His courses addressed hard questions and complex material and approached the classroom with great responsibility, openness, and a willingness to learn continuously.

Eric loved all living things, enjoyed many travels throughout the world, and making many dear friends along the way.  He was known by all as a kind, compassionate and loving person.  He sometimes used the name Eric Anthamatten-Dominguez to honor his beloved Mother as Dominguez was her maiden’s name.  Eric is survived by his parents:  Fred and Mary Anthamatten, brother Dustin Anthamatten, sister Kara Cranfill, her husband Allan Cranfill, their children Isabell and Philip, and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, and lifelong friends and colleagues worldwide.

Preceding Eric’s passing were his loving grandparents Paul and Gladys Anthamatten, Catalina Telles, and Gilbert Dominguez, and his beloved nephew Joshua Cranfill.

Visitation will be at Crowder Funeral Home, 851 Farm to Market 517 Rd W, Dickinson, TX 77539, Friday, June 11, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  The funeral service will 10:00 a.m. at Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church, 300 Fm 517 Rd E, Dickinson, TX 77539

Pallbearers for the service are Dustin Anthamatten, Patrick Dominguez Steve Moore, Al Garza, Shay Smith, Jesse Dykman.

Eric set the groundwork for continuing his work for education of the incarcerated.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Eric Anthamatten-Dominguez Memorial Fund. The Eric Anthamatten-Dominguez Memorial Fund will support the Education Department at The Fortune Society. The Fortune Society’s mission is to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. Through his life work, Eric embodied this mission.!/donation/checkout