Erin Courtney

Resident Playwright

2012 -- 2019

Erin Courtney's play A Map of Virtue, produced by 13P and directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, was awarded an Obie and described as "one of the most terrifying plays of the past decade” by Alexis Soloski in the New York Times. Ms. Courtney's other plays include Honey Drop, Black Cat Lost, Alice the Magnet, Quiver and Twitch, and Demon Baby. This year, she has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her work has been produced and developed by Clubbed Thumb, The Flea, New York Stage and Film, Adhesive Theater, Soho Rep, The Vineyard, and The Public. She has collaborated with Elizabeth Swados on the opera Kaspar Hauser and is starting work on a new musical with Ms. Swados on the life of Isabelle Eberhardt. She has been a resident at the MacDowell Colony, a recipient of a NYSCA grant and two MAP Fund grants from the Rockefeller Foundation. Demon Baby is published in two anthologies; New Downtown Now, edited by Mac Wellman and Young Jean Lee and published by University of Minnesota Press, and Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays by Clubbed Thumb edited by Maria Striar and Erin Detrick and published by Playscripts, Inc. A Map of Virtue and Black Cat Lost are published by 53rd State Press. She is an affiliated artist with Clubbed Thumb, a member of 13P, and a member of New Dramatists. She teaches in the MFA playwriting program at Brooklyn College and is a co-founder of Brooklyn Writers Space. Mac Wellman’s MFA program at Brooklyn College, 2003. BA, Brown University, 1990.

Playwright Buzz

June 16, 2014

A MAP OF VIRTUE in Cleveland and New Haven!

" A Map od Virtue" by Erin Courtney, Directed by Luke Harlan
Performances run June 19 to June 29. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 7 p.m. on Sundays.
Yale Cabaret (CABARET)
217 Park St., New Haven, CT 06511

June 16, 2014

Reading of I WILL BE GONE at Brooklyn College on June 27th

I Will Be Gone by Erin Courtney
directed by Mary Beth Easley
curated by Joshua Bastian Cole
Friday, June 27, 7:00 PM, 312 Roosevelt Hall

In a very small California town in the Eastern Sierra Nevadas, a group of friends mourn their dead with strange rituals that are no help at all. Through hauntings, exorcisms, earthquakes, sexual exploits, and visits to an abandoned mining town, they find themselves unable to accept the losses they have already suffered.

June 16, 2014

Reading of Honey Drop at Brave New World Rep on June 17

Honey Drop by Erin Courtney
Directed by Lisa Peterson
June 17, 2014, 7:30p.m.
Arrive at 6:30 for cocktails!
303 Westminster Road, Brooklyn, NY

This play will be performed outside
Take the Q Train to Beverly Road–MTA is not making stops to Cortelyou
Admission is free

Honey Drop follows a manic poet as she travels cross-country in a rented RV with a young man in search of her long lost son. From back yards, to trampolines, to pet cemeteries, the poet tries to outrun her own demons but finds they travel right alongside her.

January 7, 2014

Reading of HONEY DROP at the Atlantic Theater

HONEY DROP by Erin Courtney, Directed by Lisa Peterson
In search of her long lost son, acclaimed poet Diane Carver runs away with her fawning protégée Xander in a road trip across the country. As Diane’s husband comes looking for her, Xander must confront the reality of his hero’s frailty.
Monday, January 13th, 2014, 6:30pm
Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
RSVP to membership@atlantictheater.org or 212-645-1242

January 7, 2014

Reading of HONEY DROP at the Atlantic Theater

HONEY DROP by Erin Courtney, Directed by Lisa Peterson
In search of her long lost son, acclaimed poet Diane Carver runs away with her fawning protégée Xander in a road trip across the country. As Diane’s husband comes looking for her, Xander must confront the reality of his hero’s frailty.
Monday, January 13th, 2014, 6:30pm
Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
RSVP to membership@atlantictheater.org or 212-645-1242

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