First Nations Coordinator

Erica J Brennan

Erica Brennan is a writer, director, creative producer and physical theatre performer living on Gadigal Land. She is a proud Gamillaroi woman and grew up in the Blue Mountains on the beautiful country of the Gundengurra and Darug.

She has written dozens of short plays for young people and had numerous full-length original works produced in independent Sydney venues including The Old 505 Theatre and PACT and KXT on Broadway. Her particular fondness for leveraging classic movie genres to tell stories about Australia’s conservation efforts have led her to develop work with The ABC, AFTRS, Elbow Room Theatre, First Stories Festival, and Critical Stages.

As a director she is a champion of experimental and collaborative processes with experience directing classic, contemporary and devised works many of which were produced under her independent company Glorious Thing Theatre Co. Erica is also a founding member and lead devising artists for physical theatre ensemble NINEFOLD performing with the company since it was established in 2012.

In addition to her creative work, she is deeply committed to fostering well-being within the arts community. As a member of the Lived Experience Advisory Panel for the Arts Wellbeing Collective, she helps facilitate the creation of well-being resources for independent artists. She also administers a free-to-access database of yearly submissions, streamlining opportunities for career advancement for independent artists hosted on her website

As a programs coordinator she has both lead and managed projects as an independent contractor and for organisations like The Inner West Council, Penrith Performing and Visual Arts and Eurella Disability Service Provider