Known for her dark, absurdist humor and "magnetic diva aggression” (New York Times), Erin creates an at once riotous and unexpectedly moving performance about figuring out who you might be. Developed with Philadelphia based musician Emily Bate, original music and pop covers score the frailties and triumphs of adult teenhood through leotards, hurricanes, psoriasis and the terror of Dads.
Erin Markey is a New York based performance artist, comedian, writer and composer named a “magnetic diva” by the New York Times and a Time Out New York Top Ten Cabaret Performer 2013-2015. Her work has been shown at BAM, Under The Radar Festival (Public Theater), New Museum, PS122, Bard Spiegeltent, New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Film Society, and regularly at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. She is the recipient of a 2014 Franklin Furnace Grant and a 2012 NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Award. She won an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013. She has been artist in residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Mount Tremper Arts and Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her new musical, A Ride On The Irish Cream, premieres at Abrons Arts Center (NYC) in January 2013. She is a member of the Obie Award- winning theater company Half Straddle and is performing in and co-composing music for the company’s upcoming Ghost Rings at New York Live Arts in April 2016. As an actress, she has appeared in numerous live and film/video driven projects. She currently teaches at New York University.