Erik Fritts-Davis is a comedy writer and director hailing from Sacramento, CA. His work focuses on outsider characters struggling to finding their individual identity within the context of larger communities.
His work has been seen on the stages of Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West, The Second City, as well as in numerous short films. He holds a BA in Film Production, magna cum laude, from CSU Sacramento and is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in TV Writing.
Erik is currently working on his MFA as a graduate student in the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television at USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Erik is a recipient of the Jack Oakie Annual Award for excellence in comedy, as well as the Bazzanella Literary Award. He is a Cobell Scholar, and has been a fellow in the Native American TV Writers Lab. His prose and poetry have been published in literary journals, and he is an award-winning photographer, having shown in several galleries.
Erik spent his early twenties working as an wilderness guide, and spending his off seasons hitchhiking around the US, even hopping the occasional freight train. He enjoys camping, shooting pool, chess, gardening, hiphop, punk rock, and playing with his two English Mastiffs.
Erik is Ojibwe, and an enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.