Erica Bittner grew up in small town Iowa and moved to Chicago to earn a BFA at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Since then, she’s been fortunate to find work as an actor in everything from Shakespeare to network TV, from devised new work to improv in commercials. She strives for collaboration and discovery in any process, whether she’s on stage or on set.
TV credits include The Chi (Showtime), Chicago Fire (NBC), and American Greed (CNBC). She’s also been featured as a principal for over a dozen commercials in addition to various industrials and voice over spots.
Theatre credits include Noises Off (Windy City Playhouse); King Charles III (Cardinal Stage); all three runs of Bad Jews (Theatre Wit/North Shore/Royal George); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (First Folio – 2018 and 2012); You Can’t Take It With You, A Dickens Carol, Pygmalion, Love’s Labours Lost (Oak Park Festival Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane); and many more productions with Oracle Theatre, Piven Theatre, Music Theatre Works, Redmoon, Music Theater Company, GreatWorks, One Year Chekhov, Chicago Dramatists, Victory Gardens, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. International credits include The Two Noble Kinsmen (RADA) and Momentary Opera (Redmoon – Japan/China).
Outside of her work as an actor, Erica has visited thirteen countries across three continents to date, including a summer spent at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She also reads constantly and bakes cakes that are delicious but “a little informal” if you were to ask Mary Berry. www.ericabittner.com