BIOGRAPHY

"Funny, visceral, intriguing, sexy, horrifying and utterly beguiling - all at once." Stephen Collins, livetheatreuk.co.uk

ERIK CHAMPNEY was first commissioned to write a play when he was fifteen years old. 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).

"Mr. Champney's writing is searing, insightful and believable...Exceptional...Precise, detailed and effective." Darryl Reilly, theaterscene.net

His work has been produced and developed across the country through such organizations as the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Potomac Theatre Project, La MaMa, Seattle Fringe Festival, Left Coast Theatre Co., MadLab Theatre, The Acting Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre, and Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.

"They say it's always good leaving your audience wanting more. Erik Champney did that." Michael Block, theaterinthenow.com

Erik is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and was formerly a member of 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 an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

ERIK CHAMPNEY (PHOTO BY ARTHUR BRYAN MARROQUIN / ABM PHOTOGRAPHY)