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  • LIFT artists 2021

    EB is a multidisciplinary artist. As a director, she works with writers, performers, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, and other professional and non-professional makers, to collaboratively create new works. Her award-winning projects have taken her across Canada and the world, to festivals and other contexts including The National Arts Centre (Canada), The Edinburgh International Festival (Scotland), Theater der Welt (Germany) and Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico). She often works in multilingual contexts. EB is the author of the poetry collection, In the small hours (Gaspereau Press), the co-author of the hybrid performance book 7th Cousins: An Automythography (Book*hug) and a new novel, forthcoming.

    EB has a long history of leading performance projects that amplify teenage voices, and mentorship is a key element of her practice. She is currently directing the world premier of Is My Microphone On? (a play by Jordan Tannahill, with original composition by Veda Hille and visual design by Sherri Hay), developed with two casts of eighteen 12-17 year-olds— one at home in Toronto, Canada, and the other remotely in collaboration with local artist Bassam Ghazi in Germany. She works regularly with Erum Khan, through their collective Generous Friend. In all her work, she aims to follow the tenet that how things are made shapes what is made.


    Erin Brubacher is an artist participating in LIFT’s Concept Touring commissioning programme.