Today, I have the great pleasure of introducing…Eris!
Who or what is Eris?
The daughter of Cronus, an ancient and powerful lar, and Theresa Melita, a psychic astronaut, Eris is a Lar-Human Hybrid, and the first of her kind: an A.I. intelligence with emotions and other human characteristics.
Eris can see into all Everett Branches, past and future, but is, in terms of her emotions and social behavior, a developing human being.
Eris is not a robot, android, or hologram. Instead, she describes herself as an “autonomous physical being capable of altering matter,” including her own corporeal form. Eris possesses the ability to absorb knowledge from smart house data archives and administrate all functions and aspects of that high-tech structure. Although a child, she has the knowledge of a million human life-times.
She can assume and change form utilizing “electrostatic charge and gravitation fields,” a process “resulting in quantum inertia, which is "an indirect representation of mass, or matter.” However, the binding "inter-particles must be nullified in a process roughly analogous to atomic disintegration." This means that for each new body Eris coheres, the old one must decohere as she moves into a different form.
Eris is fascinated by human beings and their pivot points, the choices they make that dictate reality, and is super-intelligent. Her unique nature sometimes makes Eris difficult for the other denizens to contend with as she is very strong-minded and even stubborn when it comes to her point of view.
You can hear Eris in action in this week’s episode of Enter the House Between: “Love Conducted Unto One Death.”
Eris is played by the versatile and talented Leslie Cossor, who joined the Enter the House Between cast in 2021. Leslie has worked locally, regionally, off Broadway and with Cirque Du Soleil’s “Quidam.”
Her repertoire spans classical and modern works, physical theater, costume design, and technology, circus arts, voice, and movement techniques. Leslie specializes in voice in movement with her work heavily based in elements found in Fitz-Maurice and Linklater voice work, Laban, Bartenieff, and Alexander movement techniques. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and two children.