ERIN CHERRY | NYC PRODUCER
Erin Cherry received her M.F.A. in Acting from Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has appeared on stage at Julie Harris Stage; WHAT, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Classical Theatre of Harlem, New York Stage and Film, Capitol Rep, The Prince Music Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, and Crossroads Theatre to name a few. Recent stage roles include Stick Fly (Majestic), The Farm (Penguin Rep), Lines in the Dust (Luna Stage), and When We Were Young And Unafraid starring Cherry Jones (Manhattan Theatre Club/understudy). Cherry also received a Best Actress Audelco Award nomination for her work as Yolande in New Federal Theatre’s production of Knock Me A Kiss starring André De’Shields.
As a producer Cherry is the founder and head of With A Cherry on Top Productions.
Recent producer credits include: Sunday's With A Cherry on Top; Now Africa Fest; Locombia: 3rd world is the new normal; Honoring Excellence in Black Theatre: A Night with Woodie King, Jr; Executive Director of the Nigerian Project; Gypsy and The Bully Door with Ocean Ana Rising; Fight for the World with Classical Theatre of Harlem; and Scibblin’ At the Automat with African Arts Theatrical. Cherry has also served as guest producer with the New Black Fest and was one of the founding producers for Harlem9’s 48 Hours in Harlem.
As an activist, Cherry uses her artistic voice as a platform for social justice. She was featured in the play Rebel Voices at The Culture Project, a theatrical production based on Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History of the United States where she played June Jordan. Cherry recently performed in Eve Ensler’s production of the Vagina Monologues for the Taconic Women’s prison and Here to Be Seen at NYU-Poly-Pfizer Auditorium to help bring awareness to domestic violence against women. She is also developing, A Call to Action: Stay Woke!, born out of the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin. This will be a place where artists and activists can come together and present their artistic work on injustice.
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