Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Erin Markey

Performance artist Erin Markey (NYC) will develop A Ride On The Irish Cream, a darkly psychedelic comedy set in a fantastical backyard on a cold blue river. An original score, performed live by a four-piece band, creates the playing space for the thrills and terrors of the relationship between a vainglorious self-made princess and her family's pontoon boat/horse. 

Erin Markey received generous support from NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, for the development of A Ride On The Irish Cream. 

Erin Markey
Artist Bio

Erin Markey

Erin Markey is a writer/performer, actress and singer who has shown work at BAM, Under The Radar Festival, New Museum, PS 122, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, San Francisco Film Society, and frequently at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. She is currently a 2013-2015 artist-in-residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

She was named a Top Ten Cabaret Artist by TimeOut New York in 2014 and 2015 and “Best Offbeat Diva Who’s About to Blow Up” in TONY’s 2013 Best of New York City issue.  She is a 2014 Franklin Furnace Fund recipient and a NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Fund recipient. She is a company member of Half Straddle and will be co-composing music and performing in the upcoming production Ghost Rings at NYLA in 2016.

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Upcoming page photo + all slide photos: Amos Mac / Bio photo: Ves Pitts