Erin Markey: Boner Killer

Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 7:00pm9:00pm

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Erin Markey: Boner Killer

Presented by Penn Theatre Arts Program

Erin Markey

Writer, Comedian, Performance Artist

Words and Music by Erin Markey
Arranged by Emily Bate and Erin Markey
Directed by Ellie Heyman
Sound Consulting by Jeff Aaron Bryant

Known as a "hilarious combination of jaded cheerleader and hard-charging, wide-eyed rock god" (Helen Shaw, Time Out NY), Erin Markey appears one night only at Penn to perform Erin Markey: Boner Killer, an intimate musical conversation between what Markey thinks she can't have and how she would have it if she could. Driven by Whitney Houston’s lesbian mythologies, Europe™ and a Pretty Woman accident, Markey sacrifices her own life to transform personal humiliations into naked feminist hope. Markey and frequent collaborator Emily Bate make up the two-girl band responsible for original and sampled music sopping with liquid emotion and troubled by knotty harmonies. Erin Markey: Boner Killer will premiere at Joes Pub at the Public Theater for Under The Radar Festival (NYC) in January 2017. Directed by Ellie Heyman.


Recently named one of Brooklyn's 50 Funniest People by Brooklyn Magazine, Erin Markey makes music, shows, and videos. She has shown work at Under the Radar Festival, New Museum, PS 122, New York City Comedy Festival, Ars Nova, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, UCBeast, Bard Spiegeltent, Tasmania's Festival of Voices, San Francisco Film Society and frequently at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater.  She is the recipient of a 2014 Franklin Furnace Grant and a 2012 NYFA Cutting Edge Artist Award. She won an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance in 2013 and has been recognized by Time Out New York as a Top Ten Cabaret Artist 2013-2015. Her new musical, A Ride On The Irish Cream, premiered at Abrons Arts Center in January 2016 and will tour in 2017. 

As an actress and performer, she is a company member of Obie Award winning Half Straddle. She has appeared in several web series including Paula Pell's and James Anderson's Hudson Valley Ballers, Monica (The Mini Series), Rods and ConesYour Main ThingThe 3 Bits, and the upcoming New York is Dead.  She was also featured in the LOGO television show Jeffery and Cole Casserole.  Film credits include Valencia (The Movies), Junkie Doctors and the upcoming Fits and Starts directed by Laura Terruso.

Presented by Penn Theatre Arts Program with generous support from Penn Humanities Forum and Penn's Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, English Department, and Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group.

 

Photography by Maria Baranova.

Tickets: $5 Penncard, $10 General Admission. On sale at Annenberg Center Box Office or by phone: 215–898–3900.