Erin Caitlín Karn
Theatre Producer & Creative based in Edinburgh
Currently, I am the co-founder and producer for Poison Ivy Comedy. I am also an associate producer for Baby Wants Candy, working as a producer and stage manager for the run of their titular show at The Edinburgh Fringe, and debuting Shamilton: the Improvised Hip-Hop Parody Musical in the UK. Additionally, I am the production assistant for The Spontaneous Players and marketing and admin intern for Smoking Apples.
I am the producer for theatre company Bee in my Beanie. We performed Aamira and Gad, an immersive puppetry show for children about finding hope in conflict, at Vault Festival 2020. It received stellar reviews and ended with a sell-out show. Our latest project is The Council of Birds, which debuted at South Street Arts Centre in 2022, and was shortlisted for the LET Award 2023.
I am also a writer, my debut was in Bee in my Beanie's scratch theatre night, I'm Sorry But..; a show exploring women's anger, from the mundane to the profane.
I produced and stage-managed the sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2018 debut of Alfred Hitchcock’s Writers’ Room, following the success of my directing debut for my own adaptation an Oscar Wilde’s classic, The Importance of Being Frank, which was also a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017.
At the University of Reading, I worked collaboratively to set up an annual Arts Showcase, which included arts societies across campus performing to raise money for a local charity, The Ollie Young Foundation. In January 2019 we launched the first-ever Rough Sketch Writing Festival; this ran for two nights and showcased the new writing talent from students at Reading.