Erin Carr, teaching artist on movement design, theatre director, actor

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This week meet Erin Carr

Erin is an actor, teaching artist, director, physical theatre creator, activist, and theatre practitioner.

Erin Carr, professional actor, theatre director, and teaching artist.

What’s a show that inspires you? (explain away!)

Anything by Lookingglass Theatre! I appreciate their deconstructed form of artistic expression along with the innovative use of space and physicality in their storytelling.

What’s one of your happiest moments in theatre?

Any and every moment of discovery throughout the process.

What’s the biggest ‘fail’ or goof you’ve seen on stage? (do tell the story)

In eighth grade, while playing Ms. Hannigan (as you do in 8th grade), one of the actors got sick off-stage so I had to improvise for almost five minutes. I started with exploring Ms. Hannigan’s office and after I found the prop flask, I proceeded to have a conversation with the flask about how reliable it was compared to the other people in my life. Definitely not a fail, but a wonderful accident goof turned priceless experience.

Why do you love theatre?

Theatre provides an opportunity for a community to connect and converse, and understand the world from a new point of view.

Theatre is for...

THOSE WHO FEEL ON THE FRINGE

It’s the artist’s responsibility to advocate for the untold stories and unsung heroes of our world through storytelling.



More about Erin

Erin Carr is currently working as a theatre practitioner, physical theatre creator & movement coach out of Cincinnati, OH. She has studied physical theatre at NYU-Tisch’s Experimental Theatre Wing, ArtsOasis – International Residency for Performers in Italy, Acrobatics of the Heart in MA, among other programs throughout the states. Erin works as a teaching artist, director of educational theatre, and advanced physical theatre practitioner with multiple theatre companies in the tri-state area, along with working as a Body Language Consultant focusing on kinesthetics and non-verbal communication. 

She was recently elected onto the National Board of Directors with the Educational Theatre Association and is currently working on her Masters of Business Administration from Northern Kentucky University. Erin is also the Co-Artistic Director/Co-Founder of ReVamp Collective based in Philadelphia. ReVamp Collective is a feminist-centric theatre company that focuses on creating theatre for social change. She is also the co-founder of Solasta Theatre Lab in Cincinnati, Ohio, a physical theatre/puppet theatre company working to spark a creative metamorphosis for the community.

Her artistic philosophy (inspired by Mary Overlie's Viewpoints): obstacle as opportunity. For more information: www.erincarr.com



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