Erin Carr is an actor, teaching artist, director, physical theatre creator, activist, and theatre practitioner.
She moved from the Midwest to the East Coast to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her BFA in Acting. While at NYU, she trained at the Experimental Theatre Wing, where she created and mounted original pieces. Through her training at NYU, Erin not only had the chance to work with legendary professionals but also new groundbreaking artists.
Growing up in Cincinnati Ohio, gave Erin a solid grounding and the space to dream. As the middle child of an artistic family, she used her imagination to amuse herself and those around her. Even at eight years old, when her nose wasn’t stuck in a book, she entertained with backyard Disney musicals and dramatic dinner table performances. While both the venues and her work may have grown, her impulses have stayed the same.
Erin went on to study theatre at CCM’s preparatory department in their two-year acting certificate program. Since then, she also had the opportunity to travel across the Atlantic to train in Dublin, Ireland more than once, perform in the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, work on a film in Australia and study physical theatre in Italy. Favorite roles throughout the past several years include Carol in Oleanna, Catherine Givings in In The Next Room…, the Pupil in The Lesson, and Sara in Stop Kiss, performed in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. She has also directed several productions at Cincinnati Actor's Studio Academy including Some Girl(s), The Breakfast Club, and Heathers the Musical. In addition she has collaborated and created several devised pieces including Shit Men Have Said or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Patriarchy, which explored gender roles and stereotypes in our current society and Good Kids: playing with music, which explored sexual assault in high school settings and the effect pop culture has on our youth.
Her creative goals are to explore and express the range of human experience through all artistic mediums. Erin enjoys working on the stage, in front of the camera and in the classroom. At the moment she is working as a full-time teacher with the Cincinnati Actor’s Studio & Academy where she teaches various advanced physical acting techniques. She is also an adjunct teacher at Miami University-Oxford where she teaches Acting for the Non-Major as well as a teaching artist with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati, and Pones, Inc. In addition, Erin works as a private acting coach with Cincinnati Music Academy and Cincinnati Academy of Performing Arts. When time permits, Erin travels around the U.S. teaching with Teaching Artist Alliance, Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society. She is also an Advanced Actor/Combatant proficient in the primary eight weapons regulated by the Society of American Fight Directors; she knows her way around the hilt of a sword and always loves a good knife fight!
Along with performing, directing and teaching, 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.
Erin is currently working as a freelance actor and teaching artist around the U.S.