Erica is originally from County Limerick, Ireland. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin. Last year she was selected to be part of the inaugural New Playwright’s Programme at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast where she developed her play All Mod Cons and it was given a staged reading at the Lyric in October directed by Des Kennedy. It has had a subsequent reading in New York as part of the Origin Irish Theatre Festival. She has also been a member of the Young Writer’s Lab at Soho Theatre where she wrote her play The Cat’s Mother which was then long-listed for the Verity Bargate Award 2017. It premiered at The Vaults Festival in London in February where it was one of The Stage’s top five picks of the festival. It toured to the Edinburgh Fringe at Underbelly in August 2018, and then the Dublin Fringe, where Erica won the Fishamble best new writing award. She has recently been awarded the Peggy Ramsey Playwright fund for her next play, and she is current winner of the Channel 4 Playwright scheme.