Erin began her acting training as a teen at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. At 17 she directed her first production, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. She spent many summers in the Berkshires, learning acting and technical theatre skills while working for Shakespeare & Company, The Albany Berkshire Ballet, Thespis of Williamstown, and the Austin Riggs Theatre.
After moving west and graduating from California State University, Northridge in 2000, she co-founded the Sons Of Beckett Theatre Co. (The S.O.B.s) in Hollywood, CA. Erin directed numerous shows with the S.O.B.s, including Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and her own adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s Veronika Decides to Die. She led the company in a Charles Mee inspired “(re)making project”, which resulted in the original creation, 29 Things to Do on a Rainy Day. Also with the S.O.B.s, Erin assistant-directed and choreographed the west coast premiere of Chinese Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian’s The Other Shore for the Edge of the World Theatre Festival.
Erin has co-produced and performed in premieres by Joe Luis Cedillo with Tres Chingasos Theatre Collective, including Textbooks & Fences and El Colonel at Tia Chucha’s Café Cultural, and Lumbre at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica.
Erin earned her MFA in Directing from the Drama Department at the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, she directed productions of Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief by Paula Vogel, As it Is in Heaven by Arlene Hutton, Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz, BFE by Julia Cho, Two Rooms by Lee Blessing, Abstract Expression by Theresa Rebeck, and the world premiere of Asterisk by Erik Ehn. She led a group of students in the creation of The Emily Project, a deconstruction of the impact of the writing of Emily Dickinson, exploring the impermanence of art and the evolution of the ways in which we communicate.
Following graduate school in 2009, Erin spent time in Ecuador with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, offering community service and directing an original work built upon the experience. Recently, she worked with Los Angeles-based Company of Strangers on the premier production of 7, 8IGHT, 9, also by Joe Luis Cedillo. She has also been teaching theatre and acting at Tia Chucha's, and is on the faculty of the Theatre Department at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA andat California State University, Northridge..
Erin also actively involved in the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival, where she is an associate artist and has directed productions of Cymbeline, Twelfth Night: A Rock Musical, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.