ABOUT ERIN BUCKLEY
Erin’s upbringing in dressing rooms and green rooms as the daughter of an actor-mother and her training as an actor at Yale have profoundly influenced her creative aesthetic and ethos as a writer. In her projects, roles for actresses are plentiful and female stories are primary. Erin strongly believes in company, writes with specific actors’ voices in mind, and has collaborated with a core company of actors (including Teresa Avia Lim, Brooke Bloom, Candy Buckley, Aysan Celik, Emily Dorsch, Crystal Finn, Natalie Gold, Jessica Hecht, Nancy Lemenager, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Charlie Semine, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Rebecca Whitehurst, and Zoë Winters). Erin is interested in creating work that is unabashedly feminist.
Erin recently wrapped principal photography in Tucson, AZ on her first short film, CC DANCES THE GO-GO. In September, she will be in residency at The MacDowell Colony. Her plays include SISTREN, OLDER LADY, PRODUCT, CC DANCES THE GO-GO, I’VE BEEN STUCK IN THIS BAR SINCE THE MID-‘90s…, and PLATONIC. Erin’s pilots and screenplays include GUIDANCE, UNAVAILABLE, SECOND ACT PROBLEMS, and PARLOR. SISTREN was part of the 25th Annual Playwrights’ Week at The Lark in November 2018, a finalist for the 2018 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers Playwriting Prize, and a semi-finalist for the 2018 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference. OLDER LADY was a semi-finalist for the 2018-19 Hart New Play Initiative.
Productions: OLDER LADY (Alchemical Theatre Lab, NYC); CC DANCES THE GO-GO (Williamstown & Dixon Place); GARDEN SWEET GARDEN (Communal Spaces Festival). Readings/Workshops: Playwrights’ Week @ The Lark, Dixon Place, Vassar College, The Habitat, New Works Lab @ Stratford, and Stable Cable. Erin worked for the iconic producers Sheila Nevins (HBO) and Oskar Eustis (The Public Theater).
MFA: Yale School of Drama, Acting. BA: Stanford University. Study abroad: Oxford University. UCLA's 2017-2018 Professional Program in Writing for Television.