Erin McBride Africa is a stage director, choreographer, and theatre professor based in the Los Angeles area. She is intrigued by works that spark the imagination while raising challenging questions. Her productions lead audiences on journeys of rich storytelling. She has a strong interest in new work, collaborative creation, and smart theatre for young audiences.
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Erin is currently on the faculty of the Theatre Department at College of the Canyons.
Erin's adaptation of Paulo Coelho's Veronika Decides to Die is being produced at the National Theatre on the Faroe Islands, directed by Hans Tόrgaðrðððððd.
Erin recently directed William Shakespeare's Cymbeline at Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival.
In late 2012, Erin worked with Company of Strangers, stage managing the world premiere of Joe Luis Cedillo's 7, 8IGHT, 9. The scenic design was provided by Erin's husband, Jay Africa. The show received a second production by the historic El Teatro Campesino in the spring of 2013.