Erica Mott is a performer, director, and deviser whose work is particularly inspired by observation of her immediate environment. Through street theater, mask work, and site-specific performance, she attempts to capture and heighten the magic, mystery and tragedy in everyday activities and interactions. She endeavors to find universality in these actions and her performance that may be communicated across social, economic, and cultural boundaries.
Erica has performed with Living Stage Theatre Company of Washington DC, Washington Improv Theater, MUKA Project, her ensemble-Collect4, Local Infinities, Redmoon Theater, Blair Thomas and Company and Storybox. She has also run performance workshops for Amnesty International, Lookingglass Theater, The Second City Training Center, The City of Chicagos After School Matters program and over 30 schools in Wakefield, Sheffield, and Bradford, England, been the artistic director of MUKA Project Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa. Erica is a recipient of the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) and the Neighborhood Arts Program (NAP).
She recently received her Masters in Psychophysical Theatre Practice with an emphasis on intercultural performance and Asian Martial Arts practice from the University of Exeter, England. Erica is a member of the Spareroom, a time arts collective and a part time administrative coordinator at Links Hall, Chicagos home for independent dance and performance.