Erika Ritter

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Erika Ritter
Born (1948-04-26) April 26, 1948 (age 71)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
OccupationPlaywright, humorist, journalist

Erika Ritter (born 26 April 1948) is a Canadian playwright and humorist.

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, she attended Sacred Heart Academy for High School, studied drama at McGill University and the University of Toronto. In addition to her published work, she has written and hosted programming for CBC Radio. Ritter was host of Saturday Stereo Theatre (1983–1984), Dayshift (1985–88), Air Craft (1988–1990) and Ontario Morning (2000–2005), she has also served as guest host on numerous programs, including As It Happens, The Sunday Edition, The Arts Tonight, Here and Now[1] and Fresh Air, all on CBC Radio One.[2]

Two of her plays, The Passing Scene and Murder at McQueen, have been produced at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre.[3]


  • Automatic Pilot (1980)
  • The Passing Scene (1981)
  • Urban Scrawl (1984)
  • Murder at McQueen (1986)
  • Ritter in Residence (1987)
  • The Hidden Life of Humans (1997)
  • The Great Big Book of Guys (2004)
  • The Dog by the Cradle, the Serpent Beneath: Some Paradoxes of Human-Animal Relationships (2009) ISBN 978-1-55470-076-9


  1. ^ Peter Goddard, "Benoit to host Here & Now". Toronto Star, August 5, 1999.
  2. ^ Erika Ritter - writer - biography
  3. ^ Tarragon Theatre Archived 2007-12-28 at the Wayback Machine

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