ERIN BRUBACHER is a multidisciplinary artist. She is driven by the desire to make meeting places: for her, art is a framework that serves to gather people who might not otherwise be in a room together. 

As a theatre director, EB works with writers, performers, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, and non-professionals to collaboratively make live experiences. Her work has taken her across the Americas, Europe and the UK, to contexts including The National Arts Centre (Ottawa), The Aga Khan Museum (Toronto), The Kitchen (NYC), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), The Edinburgh International Festival, The Belfast International Arts Festival, and Theater der Welt (Germany). Past directing projects include the award winning productions of Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), and Concord Floral (Brubacher/Spooner/Tannahill, presented by Canadian Stage, PUSH festival and others). Current projects include Love You Wrong Time (Deanna H Choi/ Maddie Bautista) and Talk To Me (Generous Friend). She has been the recipient of the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Director, and was a finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation, Arts for Youth Award. She has a long history of leading performance projects that amplify teenage voices

EB is the author of the poetry collection, In the small hours (Gaspereau Press), the co-author of the hybrid book, 7th Cousins: An Automythography (Book*hug), and These Songs I Know By Heart a new novel to be released May, 2024. She has been a participant in commissioning programs and artist residencies including the Banff Playwrights Lab (Canada) and LIFT’s Concept Touring (UK). She holds a practice based MA International Performance Research, with distinction, from the University of Warwick and University of Amsterdam. She has lived in ten cities, and now makes Toronto her home.

Contact: erinbrubacher[at]gmail.com