Erika Conway actively tours internationally with the hit show Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life that she has been collaborating on since it’s conception as a producer, director, dramaturg and coach.
Out of her 30 year performance career including acting on stage and in film, writing and directing, this project has been the most profound and rewarding experience of her life and it continues to gain momentum having won awards, selling out Off-Broadway, and touring internationally including the largest theatre festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe festival.
Apart from her extensive experience as a performer, she is also a yoga & meditation teacher of 15 years.
Erika values the mind/ body connection and it is and integral part of her work.
In writing and performing her own one woman show, Erika discovered the power of transformation in speaking her story which changed the trajectory of her career.
This new lens allowed her to tap into her work in a whole new way ultimately leading her to some of her biggest dreams personally and professionally.
Select theatre/film credits include: Madeline: Confessions of a Middle Aged Drama Queen, Beatrice: Much Ado About Nothing, Alma: Summer and Smoke, Anne Frank: *The Diary of* Anne Frank The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, Blackstone, and Nyx in a new Canadian web series Necessary Evil.
Yoga Certifications Include:
Hatha, prenatal, meditation, Power, Yin, Restorative
Erika directed and produced my show but she was as much a coach as Producer.
I had no formal theatre training and she managed to draw my story out and then organize it in a way that led to a successful 200+ show international tour that culminated in a sold out, Off Broadway run.
Erika's strengths are her abilities to ask the right questions, get to the heart of the matter and to do so in a supportive, safe way. In my case, her approach allowed me to bring a vulnerability to the stage that resonated with audiences and made emotional and lasting connections."
Keith Alessi (Creator of the award winning, internationally toured Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life)