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Erika Rose Photo by DJ Corey Photography


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By Moisés Kaufman & Amanda Gronich

Conceived & Directed by Moisés Kaufman

at New York Theatre Workshop
A co-production with Tectonic Theater Project

April 17, 2024—June 16, 2024


One of my favorites...Peopled with more than a dozen characters... it poses an acting challenge that the show’s star, Erika Rose, met with impressive nimbleness.

Tremendously appealing...superbly confident, utterly relaxed, and wonderfully chameleonic.

The always fantastic Erika Rose is a revelation.

With her brilliant smile and radiance of warmth, Rose creates a trusting confidant in her depiction of Sugar, and with her “radical sincerity,” we want to heed her advice.

With her hauntingly expressive eyes, Rose cuts a warmly embraceable figure. ...this actress of open heart does manage to touch ours.



Erika Rose, lauded for her compelling work on Washington, D.C. stages, is a two-time winner of the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress. She is a versatile and powerful actor, chosen to originate roles in over ten world premiers.


Erika has enjoyed performing around the country, recently in the critically acclaimed production of CONFEDERATES, by Dominique Morisseau at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directed by Nataki Garrett. One critic called her performance, "one of the finest I’ve seen at OSF."

Erika is a member of the acting company at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and a member of Actors Equity Association. 


Erika is a no make-up kind of person, unless chapstick and moisturizer count. She has a no fuss presence in the rehearsal room and is ensemble minded, doing her best to support and elevate the work of those around her. She looks for opportunities to work with collaborators that center the art and the heart and know how to have fun while doing it. Erika seeks material that asks questions we are afraid to ponder and stories that make us feel more human and wake us up to life. 

Photo by J. Fannon
Erika Rose as Sugar in TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Baltimore Center Stage. Directed by Ken-Matt Martin 2023. photo by J. Fannon 
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