Erika Mori (Chloe) is excited for her first performance with Theatreworks. Her recent credits include #7 in Boulder Ensemble Theater Company’s production of The Wolves and Amy in Gang of Four’s production of Tape. She is currently filming face/body motion-capture and voice-over work as the lead role of a story-driven video game, and is serving as a Teaching Artist for Kaiser Permanente's RISE UP program. She can be seen next in Boulder Ensemble Theater Company's production of A Christmas Carol. Erika's strong dance background provides a unique physicality to how she approaches her work, and she is especially interested in the evolution of American theater towards greater diversity and inclusion.
ERIKA MORI: Honolulu, HI
TH: Home now?
EM: Denver, CO
TH: Were you ever totally miscast for a role (actors)?
EM: Roma from Glengarry Glen Ross (intentionally so for Denver Actors Fund's MISCAST)
TH: What would you be doing professionally if you were not an actor/designer?
EM: Probably continuing my original career as a management consultant
TH: Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
EM: I'm a business consultant so I'm guilty of overusing a lot of really insufferable phrases like, "let's take this offline" and, "make sure we're focused on value-add work". EYE ROLL.
TH: Which talent would you most like to have?
EM: A poker face
TH: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
EM: Transitioning from an established, full-time corporate career to one where I split time between that and an acting career
TH: What is your idea of perfect happiness?
EM: A stack of books + a beach + my boyfriend
TH: In your next life, you would come back as a...?
TH: Who are your heroes in real life?
EM: My mom- she's silly, charismatic, clever, and one of my best friends
TH: What is your most treasured possession?
EM: My education
TH: What is your motto?
EM: "Yes to love! Yes to life! Yes to staying in more!" - Liz Lemon
TH: Who are your favorite writers or playwrights?
EM: Arundhati Roy, John Milton, Julian Barnes
TH: When and where were you happiest?
EM: I'm pretty happy right now :)
TH: What are you listening to on Spotify (iTunes, Sirius, etc) or watching (Netflix, Hulu, Prime) etc?
EM: I'm a big adult cartoon fan, so Big Mouth, Bob's Burgers, Rick and Morty, Archer. I really love laughing :)
TH: What do you hope audiences get out of seeing Arcadia?
EM: A delightful cerebral workout - the content, dialogue, and pace of the play demands a lot from the audience but the reward is definitely worth it
TH: One thing we should be doing to foster the next generation of theatregoers?
EM: Continue to push diversity in the stories told and who gets to tell them.