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Erika Hakmiller is an LA based writer for both the screen and stage. She is a performer at Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor, Maine and at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. Back in Chicago she was the independent script supervisor for the iO Comedy Network, a director at Cold Reads, Hot Scripts, and an ensemble actor and writer for the iOCN team, Roll Models. Her comedy has been seen at Women’s Funny Fest, Chicago Sketchfest, iO Comedy Network, and The Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival. Playwriting credits: Who’s Haunting?  (Random Acts Chi),  Break Through (Death & Pretzels),  Lost and Found  (The New Colony Associate Company), and A Better Brothers Grimm (The Second City Training Center). Publications: Word Brothel, The Belladonna Comedy, Little Old Lady Comedy, The Broadway Beat, and Break Through (Samuel French Anthology - Fall 2021).  Her play A Kid, was recently produced at The Zephyr Theatre in West Hollywood as a part of the 2022 SheLA Summer Theatre Festival where it won the award for "Best Script."

MFA Writing for the Screen and Stage, Northwestern University 2020.

Awards/Selections

A Kid (Full Length Play): 2022 SheLA Summer Theatre Festival Production, Winner "Best Script"

Pure (Pilot Script): 2022 Scriptation Showcase Best Teleplay Winner, 2021 Launch Pad Pilot Competition Second Rounder, 2020 Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards Finalist, 2020 HBO Pitch Competition at WICF Finalist, Sundance 2020 Episodic Makers Lab Finalist, 2020 Houston Comedy Film Festival Selection, 2020 Portland Comedy Film Festival Official Selection, 2020 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition Semi-Finalist, Sundance 2020 Episodic Lab 2nd Rounder

 
Break Through (Short Play): 2021 Concord Theatricals Publication of Theatre Masters' Take Ten Vol. 6, 2020 MFA Take Ten Program Selection at Theater Masters

 
The Skinny (Pilot Script): 2019 Top 5 Selection in Advanced Sitcom Writing at Northwestern University

 
Tour Kids (Pilot Script): 2017 Maine Film Initiative Finalist