Erika Batdorf has written, created, performed, directed and choreographed original movement theater since 1983. Her solo works have appeared in such places as the Smithsonian Institute, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Landegg Academy for International Development in Switzerland, Nine Dragon Heads International Art Symposium in South Korea, Harvard University, amongst many others. Batdorf performed for the UN conference in Switzerland entitled, ‘The Role of Women in a United Europe’, the UN Global Summit in Copenhagen and at the Jakarta Arts Center for the 7th International Women Playwrights Conference in Indonesia. She ran The Batdorf School for Movement Theatre in Boston for several years, currently teaches at York University in Toronto and is an Associate Playwright at CanStage. She has received 4 Dora nominations since 2005 (two for new plays, one for performance and one for directing). This summer, she will be working on a new play, "One Pure Longing: Tahari's Search", commissioned by Luminato. It will be shown June 11th-14th, 2010.