Erika Latta

Field of Practice:

Performing Arts

City, Country:

New York City, United States


2005, 2006, 2007


Apr 2006 - Sept 2006

Born 1970 in Los Angeles.

Bachelor of Arts in theater and art from the University of Washington, Seattle (1994), Master of Fine Arts in acting from Columbia University, School of the Arts (1997).

She works as an actress and director in New York. She is a founder and co-artistic director of WaxFactory, a New York based international multidisciplinary company. Productions acted and developed with the company include international tour of “Lulu”, “Quartet v2.0.” by Heiner Müller at festivals in Split, Dubrovnik/Croatia, Milano/Italy and Sarajevo/Bosnia as well as Sarah Kane’s “Cleansed” at the Exodus Festival in Ljubljana/Slovenia. “Moliere’s Monster” and “Story of Rats” (based on the work of Georges Bataille) were performed in New York City.

The site-specific installation/performance “Ladyfromthesea” (after a quotation from Ibsen) was awarded as “most innovative production, 2001” by the magazine Ballet-Tanz International. She has worked with Anne Bogart, Robert Woodruff, Tina Landau, Rachel Dickstein, Andrei Serban, and Robert Wilson.

Currently she is touring the play “…She Said”, a multidisciplinary performance inspired by the novel “Destroy, she said” by Marguerite Duras. It was first performed in February 2005 at Cankarev Dom, Ljublijana/Slovenia, then at the ICA London 2005, Act French Festival in NYC 2005 and International Festival of Caracas/Venezuela 2006. She worked on a short film with Alex Rodriguez (editor of Y Tu Mama También) in autumn 2005. Latta was recently in “39 Frames (Hitchcock Project)“ in the Salzburg Festival in July 2006 and will perform New York City 2007-2008.

Directing: Together with Dion Doulis she was awarded the Arts International Exploration Fund-Travel in 2002 for the “Island Project“. In 2004 she was awarded the first prize from the Foundation Regards de Provence for “Le jardin aveugle” in Marseille.