ERH HeadshotErin R Hartnett is an American dramatist whose written work is founded in activism. Her freshman play, How to Walk Through Hell, co-written by her then caregiver and directed by Nicholas Collett (U.K) came “Highly Recommended” by Fringe Review at England’s largest theatre festival, Brighton Fringe in 2017.

Her passion stems from love of human connection and learning about other cultures and her own self advocacy as a Lyme Disease victim within the U.S. healthcare system. Her upcoming piece, The Beautiful Dance of Life & Death is an illustration of the patients’ experience fighting for one’s own life against a terrifying and misunderstood illness. Believing in her responsibility to speak about what she learned, she follows her calling through storytelling.

Ms. Hartnett formally trained in technical theatre at Kansas State University (Class of ’08) where she focused on scenic design and stage management.


Kansas State University, Bachelors of Arts, Theatre, 2008
Producer/Creative Manager 2016- Current
Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder          Nicholas Collett       Intelligentsia Productions
Slaughterhouse Opera                               Sam Wright             Slaughterhouse Opera Presents

Stage/Production Management 2004-2016
KC Fringe Venue Production Manager   KC Fringe                      Kansas City Fringe Festival
British Invasion Festival                           Bob Paisley                   Central Standard Theatre
Big River                                                       Sarah Crawford           Music Theatre Heritage
Crazy Horse: A Dream of Thunder           Nicholas Collett            Intelligentsia Productions
Annie Get Your Gun (ASM)                        Sarah Crawford           Music Theatre Heritage
*Stones in His Pockets (ASM)                    Bob Paisley                   Central Standard Theatre
*British Invasion Festival                         Gavin Robertson          Central Standard Theatre
*Bill Clinton Hercules                                 Bob Paisley                   Central Standard Theatre
*On an Average Day                                    Scott Cordes                 The Living Room Theatre
At the End of Apathy                                   Bryan Moses                The Living Room Theatre
Slaughterhouse Opera                                Sam Wright                  (Self produced)
Bathroom Confessions                               Crystal Robinson         The Fishtank
Spumoni                                                        Arika Larson                Kansas City Fringe
Eating Raoul: The Musical (ASM)            Steven Eubank             Egads Theatre Company
She Loves Me                                               Steven Eubank             Leawood Stage Company
Picnic for the Planet                                   Heather Loestein         Stonelion Puppet Theatre
The Busy World is Hushed                        Art Suskin                     The Theatre Gym
Galileo                                                          Bob Paisley                    Metropolitan Ensemble
Poets of the Plains II                                  Karen Paisley                Metropolitan Ensemble
No Way to Treat a Lady (ASM)                John Staniunas             Metropolitan Ensemble
Poets of the Plains                                      Karen Paisley                Metropolitan Ensemble
Crimes of the Heart                                    Karen Paisley                Metropolitan Ensemble
Santaland Diaries                                       David Ollington            Manhattan Arts Center
Reefer Madness: the Musical                    Steven Eubank              Eubank Productions
Tartuffe                                                        Charlotte MacFarland  McCain Performances
The Underpants                                          Dan Shea                         Nichols Theatre
Between a Frog and Mike Belzer             Chad Howard                 Purple Masque
Comic Potential                                          Bob Paisley                     TBA Players
Bunny Hop Blues                                        Mel McClain                   Lee’s Summit North PAC
Internship                                                    Bill Christie                   American Heartland
*Selected by Kansas City’s “The Pitch” Magazine as part of Class of 2015 “Best of Kansas City” in theatre.

Related Experience
Carpenter, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Kansas City: 2010-2011
Senior Technical Assistant, McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University: 2007- 2008
Scene Shop Assistant, McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University: 2004- 2007
Road Show Assistant, McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University: 2004- 2005

Skills Include:

  • Organization
  • Communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Problem solving
  • Team work
  • Dedication
  • Passion
  • Life long learner
  • Woodworking, welding set construction and scenic painting skills
  • Proficient in Spanish speaking
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and QLab

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