“Markey doesn’t fall for the formulaic oversharing that weighs so heavily on American storytelling. Rather, she writes from the knowledge that intimacy is a song and dance of our own making, tightening language into codes between lovers, and sculpting the grand, imposed narratives around relationships into singular and precise stories we can finally call our own.” – ArtForum, January 29, 2016, Jennifer Krasinski

Erin Markey is a New York-based writer, composer, performer, and comedian who creates live performances and video. Markey’s performances include A Ride On The Irish Cream, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (2016); Deleted Scenes From Fun Home, The Duplex, New York, NY (2015); Erin Markey at Joe’s Pub (There’s a New Emergency Contact In Town), Joe’s Pub, New York, NY (2013-Present); Dardy Family Home Movies by Stephen Sondheim by Erin Markey, San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco, CA (2011); and Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tail, PS 122, New York, NY (2010). She was an artist-in-residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY (2015), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY (2013-2015), and New Museum, New York, NY (2013). She is a recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund Award, Franklin Furnace Fund (2014) and an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance (2013). Markey received a B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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