Erika Schickel

Erika Schickel is an essayist, humorist, book critic, playwright, solo performer, and teacher, who has worked extensively in theatre, television radio, and film. She is also the author of You’re Not the Boss of Me: Adventures of a Modern Mom and writes the “I On LA” column for LA Notable journal articles include "Taylor Negron, 1957–2015" and "Ten Cents a Dance" for the Los Angeles Review of Books, "The Power of Ten" for Anthem Journal, "At Zorthian Ranch, A Return To Bohemia", "Free Skate: The End Of The Culver Ice Arena", "Ladies of the Canyon", "Bidet of the Locust", and "On the Rack" for L.A. Observed, "Bad Girl" for Sensitive Skin Magazine, "Journey to Another Girl" for Los Angeles CityBeat, and "Body Work" for L.A. Weekly..

Film credits include Nightmare Code, Toto Lost in New York, The Nome Prince and the Magic Belt, Who Stole Santa?, Christmas in Oz, Kangaroo Man, The Runestone, and The Toxic Avenger Part II.

Television credits include Detective Bob Gaston on ABC's Dragnet, Wendy Hubert on ABC's The Practice, and See and Say on Nickelodeon's Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.

She wrote and starred in her Award-winning radio play as Erika in Wild Amerika, Anima in The Undecided Molecule, Fran/Helen/Lynette in Smart Choices for the New Century, Ethel Rosenberg in In the Name of Security, and Sadie/Barbara in It’s Not a Fair World (L.A. Theatre Works).