Erika Phoebus

Erika Phoebus

Erika Phoebus (she/her) is a queer, neurodivergent playwright/performer/educator who's work has been developed and/or produced with New Ohio Theatre, Primary Stages ESPA, So-Fi Festival co-produced with Torn Page, Theatre 4the People, Actors Theatre of NY and Sam French OOB Festival. She has been awarded residencies through Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB retreat and Theatre 4the People’s @theBarn, and was a...
Erika Phoebus (she/her) is a queer, neurodivergent playwright/performer/educator who's work has been developed and/or produced with New Ohio Theatre, Primary Stages ESPA, So-Fi Festival co-produced with Torn Page, Theatre 4the People, Actors Theatre of NY and Sam French OOB Festival. She has been awarded residencies through Fresh Ground Pepper’s BRB retreat and Theatre 4the People’s @theBarn, and was a finalist for Soho Rep's Writer Director Lab (2022-23). B.F.A. Creative Writing from Brooklyn College; William Esper Meisner Conservatory alumni; Dramatist Guild member. For more info, check out www.erikaphoebus.com; IG: @ephoebs

Plays

  • witch play.
    It's 1563...ish, and Anny Chapman wants to get pregnant. No wait, Anny Chapman is SUPPOSED to want to get pregnant, or else she could be tried as a witch. Problem is, Anny Chapman has never… had… an orgasm? And everyone of the time knows a husband and wife must both do such a thing in order to conceive. As secret fertility treatments from the local alewife, Besse, births an unexpected love between them,...
    It's 1563...ish, and Anny Chapman wants to get pregnant. No wait, Anny Chapman is SUPPOSED to want to get pregnant, or else she could be tried as a witch. Problem is, Anny Chapman has never… had… an orgasm? And everyone of the time knows a husband and wife must both do such a thing in order to conceive. As secret fertility treatments from the local alewife, Besse, births an unexpected love between them, the world outside threatens to knock down their door. Meanwhile, the Virgin Mary has arrived on the scene, and she wants her autonomy back… A dark comedy, a love story, a ritual, a spell; Witch Play searches for all the places our pleasure may go, after we’ve chosen to unleash it.
  • Shark Week (short play)
    Kyri and Alex are synced. Like literally. They always get their periods at the same time. But Kyri’s got a secret, and it’s going to take a post-storm ocean, forgotten tampons, and a little help from a drag queen shark, to finally be able to say what’s right for her body and for her life.
  • Rosaline & Juliet (short play)
    Juliet's trapped inside the play. Rosaline's trapped outside the play. It IS Romeo's play goddammit... until the play starts looping in on itself.
  • Rusalka
    1943. Amsterdam. The resistance. Two young girls return to their old stomping grounds, a neighborhood jazz bar now catering to the secretly jazz loving Nazi SS. The younger of the sisters, Nessa, is the lookout, the older there to seduce a Nazi officer to the woods to meet his maker. When Nessa finds herself the object of the officer’s affection, she must quickly learn how to turn herself from prey to predator...
    1943. Amsterdam. The resistance. Two young girls return to their old stomping grounds, a neighborhood jazz bar now catering to the secretly jazz loving Nazi SS. The younger of the sisters, Nessa, is the lookout, the older there to seduce a Nazi officer to the woods to meet his maker. When Nessa finds herself the object of the officer’s affection, she must quickly learn how to turn herself from prey to predator in a body she is just starting to understand.
  • Kiss It, Make It Better
    Nadia and Ty are best friends. And live in an abandoned fairground, under a decrepit rollercoaster. Natalie and Ash are confused. Are they really best friends, or maybe something more? When Natalie starts having flashbacks about a time before 'the grounds,' she starts to piece together the tattered truth of her buried trauma. In the tradition of Peter Pan, KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER asks one question:...
    Nadia and Ty are best friends. And live in an abandoned fairground, under a decrepit rollercoaster. Natalie and Ash are confused. Are they really best friends, or maybe something more? When Natalie starts having flashbacks about a time before 'the grounds,' she starts to piece together the tattered truth of her buried trauma. In the tradition of Peter Pan, KISS IT, MAKE IT BETTER asks one question: can growing up really mean forgetting?