Erin Kong is a second-generation Korean american interdisciplinary artist fascinated with the footprints and intersection of memory, identity, and creation.
Kong obtained a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Music Theatre) at Arizona State University. Later, they added a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies, where they became invested in how critical race theory and art can, and should, responsibly interact.
They are noted for her performance as Mary in Stray Cat Theatre’s production of Two Mile Hollow, where they were declared by reviewers, “the show’s queen of comedy,” and a “comical standout.”
In 2019, they published their debut poetry collection, korean mourning rituals. korean mourning rituals is now distributed online through Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon, and Lulu Publishing, and available at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore. That same year, they were nominated for the Phoenix Mayor's Literary Art Award.
Kong co-founded Desert Diwata, an organization dedicated to honoring and creating safe community for Asian and Pacific Islander creation in Arizona with colleague Danielle Ganon.
They were last seen as a member of the ensemble in The Sound of Music at The Phoenix Theatre Company, and in their spare time can be found guessing strangers’ sun signs, stirring cinnamon in their coffee to be #quirky, or brooding in the dark. They are currently based in NYC.