The “hilariously sociopathic” (NY Times) Erin Markey is a performer and writer/creator of live performance works, often darkly comedic and driven by original music compositions. They* are an Eliot Norton Award winner and were Artforum‘s pick for Best Music of 2016. Markey recently completed a 2017 residency at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater and was an artist in residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Corporation of Yaddo (upcoming) and New York Theater Workshop. Her* work has been presented at Abrons Arts Center, PS 122, New Museum, Mass MOCA, MoMA, American Realness Festival, Under The Radar Festival, The Kennedy Center (upcoming), UCB and frequently at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. Her shows have toured nationally and internationally to ART (Cambridge, MA), The Yard Theater (London, UK), FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA), Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON), PICA’s TBA Festival (Portland, OR), Fierce Festival (Birmingham, UK), Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX, upcoming), San Francisco Film Society and more. Markey recently appeared as Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme in Assassins at New York City Center Encores!, is a performing company member of the Obie Award-winning Half Straddle and she co-composed music for Ghost Rings (New York Live Arts, 2016). Markey’s most recent music/theater works include Boner Killer (2017), A Ride On The Irish Cream (2016) and the upcoming Bushwick Starr Commission Singlet premiering this May. As an actor, Markey has worked with John Cameron Mitchell, Anne Kauffman, Dave Malloy, Young Jean Lee, Paula Pell, Scott Wittman, Michael Friedman, Rachel Chavkin, and Stephen Sondheim
*Like so many people, Markey uses language to both affirm and expand her sense of self. She currently prefers to use both “she/her” and “they/their” pronouns. Both affirm and expand. Both are correct. Her advice is to take a chance on “they” when writing about her.
Ellie Heyman (Director) Credits include: The Traveling Imaginary, a theatrical rock show with Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel); The Orbiting Human Circus (Of the Air) (Night Vale Presents); Erin Markey’s Boner Killer (Under the Radar); Becca Blackwell’s They Themself & Schmerm (Under the Radar); Beardo by Jason Craig & Dave Malloy (Pipeline Theater); and LongYarn by Jason Craig/Banana/Bag & Bodice (Bushwick Starr). Ellie is a graduate of Northwestern & Boston University (MFA), Drama League Directing Fellow & Artist in Residence, and WP Theater Lab Member.
Emily Bate is a Philadelphia-based singer, composer and harmony fanatic. Recent projects include choral theater piece Going Down Mount Moriah, and frequent collaborator Erin Markey’s anarcho-musical A Ride on the Irish Cream, which Bate co-composed and performed in. The music in A Ride on the Irish Cream was “accessible, often punchy pop-rock” (New York Times), whose “soaring musical numbers” (Artforum) were “startlingly gorgeous, and packed with heavenly harmonies” (New York Post). Emily works in theater, film and music. Current collaborators include playwright MJ Kaufman, The Bearded Ladies cabaret troupe, and filmmaker Catherine Pancake.