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Elizabeth Kirkland

Actor, mom, wife, lover, friend, emerging producer, puppeteer, crafter, adventurer.

Headshot

Photo: Bold Rezolution

Elizabeth is an actor, emerging producer, Co-artistic director for Staircase Theatre, Alley Theatre board member, puppeteer and mom. Elizabeth has been acting for the past thirteen years in Calgary and Vancouver and has a BFA with Distinction from the University of Calgary. Past theatre highlights include Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather (Fredo) for Classic Chic and Pacific Theatre, Three Stories Up for Alley Theatre, Nordost (Olga) for The Troika Collective, Mr. Burns: a post electric play (Colleen/Marge) for Little Mountain Lion Productions, A Christmas Carol (5 consecutive years as Belle) and Much Ado About Nothing (Hero) both for Theatre Calgary, Amadeus (Katarina) for Alberta Theatre Projects, A Tomb With a View (Freda) for Genus Theatre and Upintheair Theatre, Cocktails at Pam’s (Denise) for Staircase Equity Coop and Alley Theatre’s Wicked Shorts which she acted in and co-produced alongside Marisa Smith. Wicked Shorts was produced for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, won The Cultchivating The Fringe Award, and went on to be remounted at The Cultch the following year. As a puppeteer she recently toured The Green Wanderer throughout the lower mainland for The King Matt Theatre. Currently, she tours a show about juvenile idiopathic arthritis to schools throughout the lower mainland for the Cassie and Friends Society for Juvenile Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases. Elizabeth is the mother to the incredibly spirited Daphne and to the rocket ship obsessed Jake.

What the Critics say

Mr Burns

Mr Burns: a post electric play with Little Mountain Lion Productions

Photo: Duy Nguyen

“What a pleasure to watch this cast in action.”-Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun

Three Stories Up with Alley Theatre

“Suffice to say each actor captures Gordon’s words with clarity, an imperative for a show that relies exclusively on words and sounds.”-Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents

Much Ado

Much Ado About Nothing with Theatre Calgary (That’s me in the middle, with the veil!)

Photo: Trudie Lee

“In the roles of Hero and Claudio, Elizabeth Kirkland and Tyrell Crews are well cast. Kirkland has a vulnerability about her; Kirkland’s Hero is by turns dazzled and destroyed by the overpowering emotions surrounding her.”-Gavin Logan, Talking Broadway

Wicked Shorts

Wicked Shorts with Alley Theatre

Photo: Bettina Strauss

“Wickedly funny… Engaging, entertaining and guaranteed to give you a giggle… Kirkland and Christie absolutely nail every pairing.”- Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

“Kirkland and Christie have as much fun toying with the gifted building of the laughs as we have in reacting to their sharp sense of timing. Serious and heartfelt … leaving us laughing.”- Vancouver Sun

Photos

Fredo

Corleone: The Shakespearean Godfather with Classic Chic and Pacific Theatre

The Blue Room Photo

The Blue Room with Gadfly Productions

Lovesong photo

Lovesong with Connecting Flights Theatre

Photo: Opal Eye Photography

The 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival Guide!

Fringe Guide

Client: Vancouver Fringe Festival

Ad Agency: Saint Bernadine Mission Communications Inc.

Photographer: Alastair Bird Photography

Retoucher: Pinter Creative Studio

Makeup Artist: Marie-Helene Babin

Hair Stylists: Elsa Meier and Kyna Bigornia