Eritria Pitts

storyteller|writer|actor

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So what happens when an Eritrean and New Orleanian stumble into a biology lab? They create a neurotic and semi despotic creature.

I was named after my mother's country; My American father misspelled it. And I am so grateful of that perfect gaffe.

I've been performing since I was 6. Back then it was just for family, and my shtick was impersonating my mom on the phone, speaking in her native tongue with my aunt, while she bit her nails...and occasionally spat out. She hated it.

After my producing stints with Al-Arabiya and Al Jazeera English, I decided to pursue my passion: comedy. I tell stories about life and people laugh. My narratives have been featured on nola.com and NPR. Yes, ALL stories are true, even the one about Ryan Gosling (click storytelling tab).

I’ve done improv for nearly a decade and have performed in multiple comedy festivals, like Moontower and Women in Comedy.

I'm also the creator, writer, director, producer, editor, and star of the web series "she is alex". Three years and three episodes. It was regularly irregular and I'm proud of the product. You can check the episodes here.

Every second Tuesday of the month, you can find me at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans where I produce the Moth, a storytelling showcase. Come tell a story, or, better yet, tell me how great I am.