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Erik Champney

 
Bio:
ERIK CHAMPNEY is a disabled queer artist who, due to a muscle deficiency in his legs, spent most of his childhood frequenting hospitals, undergoing extensive surgeries to aid in his ability to walk. In response to his reoccurring isolation from other children, a robust imagination was ignited, and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
ERIK CHAMPNEY is a disabled queer artist who, due to a muscle deficiency in his legs, spent most of his childhood frequenting hospitals, undergoing extensive surgeries to aid in his ability to walk. In response to his reoccurring isolation from other children, a robust imagination was ignited, and ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Erik Champney Biography

ERIK CHAMPNEY is a disabled queer artist who, due to a muscle deficiency in his legs, spent most of his childhood frequenting hospitals, undergoing extensive surgeries to aid in his ability to walk. In response to his reoccurring isolation from other children, a robust imagination was ignited, and Erik has been making theatre since he was four years old. His play, SPARKLER, was introduced in 2019 as an industry reading produced by Emmy, Olivier, and Tony winner Jim Kierstead. Directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller, the reading featured Alan Cumming. In 2020, Erik celebrated the Premiere Production of FIEVEL DRIDGE, THE GREAT ORATOR OF FISHINGSTILL, presented by the Theater at the 14th Street Y. A Louisiana native, Erik has also lived in Seattle, Singapore, and (currently) New York. He has been honored twice by The Kennedy Center for his plays DEAD BRAINS (National AIDS Fund/CFDA-Vogue Initiative Award for Playwriting) and PANGAEA (Commendation for Excellence). Erik’s work has been produced and developed in the UK, Singapore, Canada, and across the United States. His celebrated play, THE SCREENS, is featured in the Screaming Queens anthology, published by Left Coast Publishing. Erik is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and was formerly a member of Stephen Sondheim’s Young Playwrights Inc., where he studied under John Weidman and Wendy Wasserstein. He received a B.A. in both Theatre and English from Centenary College of Louisiana followed by a M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.







Erik Champney News

Neukom Institute Announces 2021 Playwriting Shortlist Photo Neukom Institute Announces 2021 Playwriting Shortlist
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2021

Dartmouth's Neukom Institute has announced the playwriting shortlist for the 2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards.

Primary Stages Announces an Encore Presentation of THE NIGHT WATCHER and ESPAfest Spr Photo Primary Stages Announces an Encore Presentation of THE NIGHT WATCHER and ESPAfest Spring 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

PRIMARY STAGES has announced an encore presentation of The Night Watcher by Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Charlayne Woodard (In Real Life), which was previously streamed in November 2020. 

Cast Chosen For Planet Connections Rep Of Plays Photo Cast Chosen For Planet Connections Rep Of Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 4, 2019

Planet Connections' starts out 2020 with 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day,' short plays unapologetically looking at life through a clever a?" albeit caustic a?" lens. Frank, Funny, Engaging, Engrossing, and Enlightening, Performing Thursdays & Fridays, February 6 a?" 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, NYC. This event a?" celebrating the diversity of the performing arts & artists of NYC a?" will be accompanied by an opening night party and special Valentine's Day event.

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company Will Present the World Premiere of RAY GUN SAY0NARA, a S Photo Nylon Fusion Theatre Company Will Present the World Premiere of RAY GUN SAY0NARA, a Sci-Fi Play With Songs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2019

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company in association with The Constellation Project will present the World Premiere of ray gun say0nara, a sci-fi play with songs written by Steven Mark Tenney, directed by Janet Bentley at The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street New York, NY 10014), December 4-22. Performances will be on Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm, Thursday, December 5 at 7pm, Saturday, December 7 at 3pm, Sunday, December 8 at 7pm, Monday, December 9 at 7pm, Wednesday, December 11 at 7pm, Saturday, December 14 at 7pm, Sunday, December 15 at 3pm, Monday, December 16 at 7pm, Friday, December 20 at 7pm, Saturday, December 21 at 3pm, and Sunday, December 22 at 3pm.

Cast Announced For Jose Rivera's New Play LOVESONG (IMPERFECT) Photo Cast Announced For Jose Rivera's New Play LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2019

Sara Koviak, Francesco Andolfi, and James B Kennedy - all alumni of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity - will star in Jose Rivera's new play, Lovesong (Imperfect) running February 8 - 22 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, New York City. Previews are Sat, 2/8 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun, 2/9 @ 5 p.m.; Mon, 2/10 @ 7:30 p.m.; Tues, 2/11 @ 7:30 p.m.; opening Sat, 2/15 @ 7:30 p.m.; and running Sun, 2/16 @ 5 p.m.; Mon, 2/17 @ 7:30 p.m.; Tues, 2/18 @ 7:30 p.m.; closing on Sat, 2/22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT) Photo Crew Announced For RIVERA'S LOVESONG (IMPERFECT)
by Julie Musbach - Oct 17, 2019

It takes a village to create a masterpiece. OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work at the East Village's arts haven, The theater at the 14th Street Y.

Planet Connections Announces Ten Dark Ditties Photo Planet Connections Announces Ten Dark Ditties
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019

Planet Connections Announces Its Directors Repertory for 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City.

Jose Rivera Premieres Powerful Stage-Work Photo Jose Rivera Premieres Powerful Stage-Work
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

OBIE Winner, José Rivera ('Marisol' and 'References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot'), premieres another powerful stage-work: Lovesong (Imperfect), running February 8 - 22 at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th Street, New York City

DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day Comes to the 14th Street Y Theatre Photo DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day Comes to the 14th Street Y Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2019

'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day' presented by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; performing Thursdays and Fridays, February 6 - 21 at the 14th Street Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St, New York City.

Wake Up With BWW 3/28: BEETLEJUICE Begins Previews & More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 3/28: BEETLEJUICE Begins Previews & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

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