Erika Phoebus

Playwright

Erika Phoebus (she/her) is a queer, neurodivergent playwright whose work orbits around pleasure, autonomy, and all things magical, strange, and a little horrific. Her work has been developed and/or produced at the Great Plains Theatre Conference, New Ohio Theatre, Primary Stages ESPA, Torn Page, Theatre 4the People, Actors Theatre of NY, and the McKittrick Hotel (home of Sleep No More). She's received residencies through Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB retreat and Theatre 4the People @theBarn and was a winner of the Samuel French OOB festival, with the winning play, Shark Week, now published and licensed by Concord Theatricals. Her play, witch play, was named a finalist for the Soho Rep Writer Director Lab (2022-23) and the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (2023). She is also a trained intimacy professional and continues to expand her education and understanding of consent-based practices at Intimacy Directors & Coordinators (IDC) and Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE). It is a core mission of hers to develop and support consent-based practices in new work development and playwright-centered spaces.

Erika has taught playwriting at Bowie High School (Austin, TX), Westerly High School (Westerly, RI), Arizona Actors Academy (Phoenix, AZ), and offers playwriting workshops, script consultations, and dramaturgical support online and in NYC. William Esper Meisner Conservatory alum. B.F.A. Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. For more info, check out www.erikaphoebus.com; IG: @ephoebs